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Jul 18, 2014 8:36 PM by Bart Bedsole - bbedsole@kristv.com

Rockport Police Shoot Woman After Standoff

FULTON - A woman was shot in the chest Friday afternoon by a Rockport police officer.

It happened at the Sun Harbour Cottages in Fulton.

Police responded to a domestic disturbance at a home around 2:51pm.

They arrived to find a woman in her 50's barricaded inside the home and threatening to kill herself.

After trying to talk her out, officers forced their way in.

According to Lt. Mike James with Rockport PD, when the officers entered, the woman came at them with a weapon and one officer opened fire in self defense.

She was shot once in the chest area.

James didn't specify what type of weapon she had, but said it was not a firearm.

The woman was taken by Halo Flight to Spohn Memorial and is in stable condition.

She faces a charge of Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer when released.

The officer who fired his weapon is on paid leave, while the Texas Rangers investigate the shooting.


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