- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

ATHENS, Texas (AP) - The Texas Department of Public Safety says that a suspect in a shooting has been shot and killed by law enforcement following a standoff in rural Henderson County.

Department spokesman Sgt. Lonny Haschel said that authorities responded to a home around 7 a.m. Wednesday after a resident reported that they had been shot by a neighbor. The resident was transported to and released from a hospital.

The department said that law enforcement spent several hours trying to negotiate with the suspect who was inside a home. Authorities say that according to a preliminary investigation, the suspect fired at law enforcement during the standoff. According to the department, law enforcement returned fire, killing the suspect.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the incident.

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