RICHWOOD, Texas – Two people were killed Tuesday during a shootout with a deputy in Brazoria County, according to authorities.
The incident was reported about 12:30 a.m. in the 200 block of County Road 687 near Richwood.
Authorities said they were attempting to conduct a routine traffic stop, but the suspects refused to pull over.
The suspects led the deputy into a neighborhood and pulled into a residential driveway in the 200 block of County Road 687.
As the vehicle came to a stop, someone began firing at the deputy’s vehicle. The cruiser was hit several times, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The deputy returned fire, authorities said.
Brandon Stansel, 36, and Kelly Brumley, 40, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Stansel had two outstanding warrants for his arrest including one for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and the second for tampering with identification numbers.
The deputy suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, authorities said.
He is a four-year veteran of the department and has been placed on routine paid administrative leave during the investigation.
The Brazoria County Sheriff's Office and the Brazoria County District Attorney's Office are investigating the case.