REPORT: Livingston Man Fatally Shot After Pointing Gun at Police
📌An officer-involved shooting took place in Livingston Sunday night
📌A 66-year-old man passed away after being shot
📌An investigation into the shooting is underway
Texas Rangers from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are investigating an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of a 66-year-old Livingston man. The incident occurred Sunday night, April 2, in the 100 block of Pan American Drive, in the City of Livingston.
According to the preliminary information released by the southeast Texas region of the Department of Public Safety, officers with the Livingston Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a man displaying a gun in the 100 block of Pan American Drive.
Upon arrival, officers located the suspect and gave commands, both in English and Spanish, for the suspect to drop the weapon. The suspect failed to comply with the orders and then allegedly pointed the gun at the officers. At this time, the suspect was shot by law enforcement on the scene.
Immediately after the suspect was shot, the officers began rendering life-saving measures until emergency medical personnel arrived. The suspect was then transported to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital located on Highway 59 in Livingston, where he was pronounced deceased.
The suspect has been identified as Jose Luis Hernandez, 66, from Livingston. No details have been released as to why Hernandez was brandishing a weapon in public.
As is protocol with any officer-involved shooting, the Texas Rangers from the Texas Department of Public Safety will continue to conduct this investigation. No additional information is available at this time.