A bounty hunter shot and killed a 24-year-old wanted man in Texas Monday evening, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted that a “fugitive recovery agent (bounty hunter)” was searching for a person wanted for felony domestic violence who attempted to flee in a vehicle at an apartment complex in Houston and “may have attempted to strike the agent.”
“The agent [bounty hunter] fired a weapon striking the subject,” Gonzalez wrote. “The subject was pronounced deceased on scene.”
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The bounty hunter had found the man driving in the apartment complex’s parking lot and he blocked in the vehicle as it pulled up to a locked exit gate, the sheriff said.
The bounty hunter got out of his car, pointed a gun at the wanted man, and fired into the vehicle as it drove in reverse, according to Gonzalez.
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An adult female and an infant were in the car at the time of the incident.
The deceased man was described as a Hispanic male. Authorities have yet to reveal the identity of the deceased man or the bounty hunter.
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The sheriff said the investigation is ongoing and the case will be referred to a Harris County Grand Jury.