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Officer-Involved Shooting in East Texas Leaves on One Person Dead

One person is dead in an officer involved shooting in Alto Wednesday night.

Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell says a man attempted to rob a store of cigarettes and confronted an officer in the street in front of the business when the suspect allegedly charged after the officer.

The suspect was shot by the officer. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released the suspect’s name. The shooting took place Wednesday afternoon shortly after 4p.m. on Highway 69 South.

The Texas Rangers are investigating.

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