March 9th, 2010
01:04 PM ET

2 Texas deputies shot, suspected gunman killed

Two sheriff's deputies were shot in southeastern Texas on Tuesday, authorities said.

They were responding to a report of a disturbance involving weapons at a house in a rural area of Liberty County, northeast of Houston, said Hugh Bishop, a spokesman for the Liberty Police Department.

Someone started shooting at the deputies as they arrived at the house just after 5 a.m., he said. That person died of a gunshot wound, but investigators do not know if he shot himself or if a law-enforcement officer shot him, Bishop said.

Deputy Rex Evans, 40, was released from a hospital after being treated for a superficial wound while Deputy Jeremy Marcantel, 33, was shot in the upper part of his body, Bishop said.

Both wounded law-enforcement officers work for the Liberty County Sheriff's Department.

Investigators do not yet know what prompted the shooting, which happened in the Woodland Hills area of Liberty County, just north of the city of Dayton.

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  1. Mike

    Have any of you stupid stupid stupid people ever looked at crime rates and murder rates in places where guns are tightly controled. Some of the states with the highest crime rate have the strictest laws.
    I am guessing many of you never heard of archey bunker, he said to his daughter and son in law, "So you'd be happy if they were pushed out a window?" Murded is murder.

    July 14, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ralph A. LaPaugh

    Give me one good reason why a cop making 45,000 a year should take a bullet your sorry butt ,when you are to much
    of a coward to protect you and your family!!

    July 17, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
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