Suspect shot in confrontation with deputies north of Kilgore

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By JAMES DRAPER

news1@kilgorenewsherald.com

Shots were fired on Carr Road off State Hwy. 42 north of Kilgore Friday afternoon, and an unidentified suspect is hospitalized in Longview.

Few details are immediately available beyond a brief press release posted to Gregg County Sheriff's Office social media about 3:40 p.m.

Reportedly, sheriff's office personnel were dispatched to Carr Road earlier in the afternoon to investigate an alleged aggravated assault.

According to the unsigned Facebook post, “While Patrol and Criminal Investigations were interviewing the victim, the suspect drove up on scene at which point shots were fired. The suspect has been taken to an area hospital. More information will follow at a later time.”

No further information was available at press time Friday evening – the agency's spokesman, Cpl. Josh Tubb, said the county could not provide any details beyond the initial release.

“That's what we're gonna have to stand on at this point,” Tubb said about 4:30 p.m. Friday. “At this point I can't add anything to it.”