SINTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A man has been shot dead after his pickup truck slammed into the front entrance of a Texas sheriff’s office and he, according to investigators, opened fire.
The incident happened in South Texas on Monday, at the San Patricio County sheriff’s office in Sinton. Sheriff Leroy Moody says the truck slammed into the office and the driver fired at least four shots at the building with a .45-caliber pistol until a deputy was able to shoot him fatally.READ MORE: Texas Democrats In Congress Say It's 'Unacceptable' Gov. Abbott Hasn't Released Billions In Stimulus For Public Education
Moody says no one in the sheriff’s building was injured. He identified the dead driver as 45-year-old Benito Gonzales of Sinton, who he said had no previous dealings with the sheriff’s office.
The Texas Rangers are investigating.READ MORE: Health Officials Urge Safety Measures Against West Nile Virus In North Texas
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