One serviceman was killed and 3 others were wounded Thursday aft a constabulary standoff successful a tiny West Texas municipality erupted successful gunfire.
The incidental progressive a antheral barricaded successful a location soon aft 1 p.m. Thursday connected a residential thoroughfare successful Levelland, astir 30 miles westbound of Lubbock. Three of the wounded officers were taken to a Lubbock infirmary and 1 serviceman went to a Levelland hospital, which placed itself connected lockdown.
One of the officers taken to Lubbock, Sgt. Josh Bartlett, person of the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office tactical unit, died astatine the Lubbock hospital, according to a connection from the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas. Two different deputies, 1 from Lubbock County and 1 from Hockley County, were successful captious condition, the relation said. A Levelland constabulary serviceman besides was wounded.
Media outlets astatine the country reported gunfire could inactive beryllium heard arsenic of 6:15 p.m. Thursday.