Man killed in shooting by Cherokee County deputies identified

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UPDATE (12:45 P.M.) – The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man that was shot and killed by deputies just before 7 p.m. Thursday night.

26-year-old Justin Pegues of Jacksonville was killed at a property on CR 1111, a remote area northeast of Alto.

Deputies said in a statement that they were checking on the area after a resident complained of being broken into on multiple occasions recently. The statement does not say who fired first, but deputies were not injured.

35-year-old Anthony Brooks was arrested at the scene and charged with criminal trespass. The deputies are on administrative lead, which is standard procedure.

The Texas Rangers have taken over the investigation, which is also standard.

Justin Pegues (Left) and Anthony Brooks (Right). Photos: Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas (KETK)- Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputies were on the scene of a fatal shooting Thursday night.

A source told KETK and FOX51 that the incident happened near a residence close to County Road 1111 and Highway 343. This is located east of Rusk and is near the Atoy community.

Brent Dickson, the Cherokee County Sheriff said, two deputies were involved in the shooting, which happened around 6:45 p.m.

The law officers had been asked by the owner of the residence to observe his property, which has previously been the location of multiple burglaries.

Dickson said a white man was apparently shot and killed by a deputy.

Another person was arrested after the incident, and they have not been charged yet.

The Texas Rangers have also been notified to begin an investigation.

The sheriff’s department will hold a news conference Friday morning to share more information about the shooting.

This is a developing story. KETK is working to get you the latest information.

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