The Texas Rangers are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Fairfield in Freestone County.
A statement issued by Fairfield City Administrator Nate Smith said that about 4:30 a.m. a Fairfield police officer encountered a domestic situation on Highway 84.
During the incident a 29-year-old man was threatening a female.
The officer intervened and first deployed a Taser, then had to use deadly force.
“One of our police officers received a call of a possible domestic situation heading on Highway 84, the officer encountered an accident with a possible domestic situation,” said Nate Smith, Fairfield City Administrator.
The man involved was pronounced dead at the scene.
His name was being withheld Friday morning pending notification of next of kin.
“I’m sure he had family and I don’t know the details on none of it but it’s sad, mhm,” said Brenda Finley, who owns “Brenda’s Closet” near the scene of the shooting.
The officer, who is a ten-year-veteran of the department, was not injured.
“It is not a common thing here for Fairfield, however we have to be prepared for any and all eventualities,” said Smith.
The Texas Rangers are investigating the incident.
Finley says the idea that it was a domestic situation puts her on edge.
“Because it happened in my life and I know that it’s coming to where he’s going to be getting out and I thought I’d be safe right here you know having a job here and just domestic violence is a lot that we don’t really like to talk about but you know it’s it’s very real it’s very real,” said Finley.
Highway 84 was blocked for a time Friday morning following the incident.
The officer involved in the shooting has been questions and placed on administrative leave pening an investigation.
“It’s going to be a sad day here in Fairfield around this square I’m sure,” said Finley.