Gunfire exchanged, suspect shot

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A suspect, whose identity has not yet been released, reportedly shot a Montague County deputy in Bowie and then fled the scene on U.S. 287 South. Local law enforcement attempted to stop the suspect as he entered Wise County. The man fired multiple shots at state troopers, Wise County sheriff’s deputies and Decatur police officers while they were in pursuit. His car caught fire after wrecking at the intersection of U.S. 380 and Business 380 near the Wise County Sheriff’s Office. Messenger photo by Jimmy Alford

Messenger video by: Joe Duty


Decatur firemen and Wise County EMS carry the suspect to a waiting ambulance. He was transported to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur and later flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Messenger photo by Jimmy Alford


After the suspect crashed, he began shooting at officers again. A Wise County sheriff’s deputy returned fire, shooting the suspect in the head. Messenger photo by Joe Duty


The intersection of U.S. 380 and Business 380 was temporarily shut down and declared a crime scene. Traffic is being allowed through as of 12:30 p.m., but it’s slow-moving. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Montague shooting

Officers investigate the scene in Bowie Thursday morning where a Montague County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot by a suspect who later wrecked and was shot in Decatur. The Montague County shooting happened on U.S. 81/287 near the exit for Texas 59. The deputy was listed in stable condition Thursday afternoon after being shot three times. Photo by Barbara Green/Bowie News.

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Montague County Deputy James Boyd, shown here in a photo from 2011. Photo provided by Barbara Green/Bowie News.



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