VIDEO: Police release video of altercation where suspect was shot and killed

Published 9:32 am Tuesday, June 4, 2024

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UPDATE — At approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Jasper Police Department released the body-worn camera and in-car video footage of the officer-involved shooting that occurred Tuesday morning.

“We understand the community’s concerns and the importance of sharing this information,” a police department release stated.
“We encourage the public to view the footage to gain a full understanding of the incident. As always, we are here to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.”

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JASPER — One suspect is dead and an officer injured following an officer-involved shooting Tuesday morning in Jasper, police said.

Jasper Police Department Lt. Garrett Foster said the shooting occurred at approximately 5 a.m. in the 100 block of Parker Drive in Jasper.

“During the incident, a Jasper police officer was shot,” the release stated. “Fortunately, the officer was wearing a ballistic vest, which appears to have prevented the bullet from penetrating. The officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment and is currently in stable condition.

“The suspect involved in this incident is deceased.”

Foster said it is standard procedure for the Texas Department of Public Safety Ranger Division to conduct its own investigation followed by an internal review of the Jasper Police Department.

Those investigations are underway, and “no further information will be released at this time,” according to Foster.

“We ask the community to keep the injured officer and the deceased family and friends in their thoughts and prayers during this time,” he said.