HCSO: Officer-involved shooting in NW Harris Co.

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Authorities say the deputies feared for their lives and shot the man in the leg (KTRK)

Deputies say they had no choice but to open fire and wounding a man who was threatening his family in northwest Harris County Sunday night.

Authorities responded to a call of an intoxicated man threatening family members with a shotgun at a home in the 19000 block of Rolling Sage Drive.

Once patrol units arrived, they say the 56-year-old man was in the backyard. They went around back and ordered him to drop the weapon. They say instead, he fired twice at them. Two deputies fired back, striking him in the leg. No one else was hit.

"It's very fortunate, especially when you're dealing with someone whose emotional state may not be in their right mind of thinking," said Thomas Gilliland with the Harris County Sheriff's Office. "It's unfortunate he was shot, but deputies did a good job discharging their weapons and striking the suspect."

The suspect was taken by ambulance to Katy Memorial Hospital, where he's listed in good condition. He will likely be charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer.

The incident is under investigation.
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