A man who allegedly fired shots at officers in DeKalb, Texas, was fatally shot early Monday morning and a DeKalb, Texas, police officer was treated and released for a gunshot wound, said Bowie County Sheriff James Prince.

The identity of the officer and the suspect who was fatally shot has not been released by authorities, said Prince as of mid-morning Monday.

The DeKalb officer was summoned to a disturbance call in the 200 block of Pecan Street about 1:20 a.m. Monday. The woman officer requested back up from the Bowie County Sheriff’s Department before arriving on scene, said Prince. The officer knew the man involved in the disturbance and wanted back up to assist in the investigation, said Prince.

The law enforcement official who responded as back up, a Bowie County deputy, was not wounded in the shooting.

The DeKalb officer was transported to CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System in Texarkana and arrived at the hospital about 2:30 a.m. Monday.

Prince said the incident is being investigated by the Texas Rangers and the DeKalb Police.

He said DeKalb Police Chief Shawne Walraven is expected to release a statement about the incident Monday morning.

Published: 08/11/2014