Armed man who was shot by deputies while experiencing mental health crisis in Magnolia dies, MCSO says

MAGNOLIA, Texas – The armed man who was shot by deputies while experiencing a mental health crisis died from his injuries Tuesday evening, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

On Feb. 2, deputies responded to a home located in the 31700 block of Oak Crossing around 12:45 a.m. A man reportedly gave deputies a description of someone with a long gun who he said was trying to trespass and was outside of his home.

According to investigators, deputies were met by an armed 68-year-old man when they arrived at the scene.

Investigators said they later realized the armed man, who actually called deputies, gave them his own description. Authorities said the man was waving his gun outside and refused to put the gun down when he was instructed to do so.

The man was shot in the abdomen by deputies and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands in critical condition. Nearly a month later, the man was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.

MCSO said the investigation is ongoing and the case will be presented to a Montgomery County Grand Jury once the investigation is completed.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and the deputies that were involved in this tragic incident,” MCSO said.

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