WATAUGA, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A man was shot and injured by police early Thursday after authorities said he pointed a rifle at officers near a home in Watauga.
Police said they responded to a disturbance at around 12:30 a.m. in the 5800 block of Oak Hill Road in regards to a suicidal person.READ MORE: 3 Dead After Crash Involving Two Speeding Vehicles In Dallas, Police Say
According to police, the man “had several loaded weapons” and was making threats towards the officers. He also exited the home with a gun in hand several times during the incident, police said.
Police said he eventually came out again at around 4 a.m. and pointed a rifle at the officers. Officers fired at the suspect, striking him at least once, according to police.READ MORE: Texas Experiencing Another COVID-19 Surge
The man was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He has not yet been identified.
There were no officers injured. The Texas Rangers will be investigating the shooting.MORE NEWS: Administrative Court Judge Orders Mask-Wearing To Enter Dallas County Courthouses