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Parker County, Texas News

Suspect Shot by Parker County Deputies After Opening Fire During Warrant Service

At approximately 3:30 pm on January 30, 2024, uniformed Parker County Sheriff's deputies in marked patrol units attempted to serve a warrant for a weapons violation on Gary Donald Evans in the 300 block of Lipan Trail in southern Parker County.

As deputies approached Evans, who was concealed behind the raised hood of a vehicle in the driveway, he emerged with a handgun and began firing at the approaching law enforcement officers. In response, the three deputies returned fire, shooting the suspect multiple times.

Following the exchange of gunfire, deputies administered lifesaving medical aid to Evans, including the application of tourniquets to an arm and leg, as well as a chest patch for a torso wound. Evans was subsequently airlifted to a Fort Worth hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

During the post-incident examination, it was discovered that one of the deputies had a bullet strike in one of his handgun magazines located on his duty belt. The injured deputy was later cleared by medical personnel at a local hospital.

Gary Donald Evans now faces three counts of Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant with a deadly weapon. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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