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A Texas police officer and deputy is recovering after a man shot him in the face with a crossbow, and when he responded to a distress call on Thursday.
Police were called to the home of 38-year-old Taylor, Kyle Shackelford out by family members who are asking for help from the mental health division of the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department.
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As for the deputy, and a Spindletop Center crisis worker to speak to Shackelford, he came out of the residence armed with a crossbow, and shot the deputy, hitting him in the left eye.
The deputy returned fire with his service weapon, hitting Shackelford, who remained conscious when he was flown by medical helicopter to a hospital in the south Texas area. He is in a stable condition, and is in the custody of the enforcement of the law.
The deputy was conscious and alert when he was taken to a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.
Shackelford is facing a first-degree felony charge of aggravated assault on a peace officer, according to the sheriff’s department.
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The Texas Rangers are taking over the investigation.