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Grayson Co. deputy shoots inmate east of Henrietta


Chris Hughes, investigator for the 97th District Attorney's office, and Mark Elgin, CCSO chief deputy, inspect a Grayson County Sheriff's Office vehicle involved in Thursday's shooting at an area roadside park.

By Matt Kelton
Pioneer Sentinel

An altercation between a prisoner and a Grayson County deputy Thursday afternoon ended when the inmate was shot at a rest area on Hwy. 82 in Clay County, five miles east of Henrietta.

The severity of the inmate’s injuries are not known at this time. He was taken by ambulance to a Wichita Falls hospital, and guarded by Clay and Grayson County deputies. The shooting was called in to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office at about 4 p.m.

The altercation happened while the deputy was transporting the prisoner.

The incident is under the investigation of the Texas Rangers. The identities of the inmate and deputy have not been released. Requests for information were referred to DPS Information Officer Tony Fulton, who is expected to release a statement on Friday.

A late model Dodge minivan identified as a Grayson County Sheriff’s Office vehicle was parked in the rest area’s circle drive with the driver’s door open.

Details of the altercation are not known, but investigators placed several evidence markers near the edge of the highway, some distance away from the vehicle.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.


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