In-custody suspect conceals gun, allegedly shoots officer transporting him to Angelina County Jail

DIBOLL, Texas (KTRE) – The Texas Rangers are investigating a law enforcement-involved shooting that took place in Diboll on Monday.

According to Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches, the incident took place around 11:30 a.m. when a Diboll Police Department officer responded to a disturbance call on Maynard Road. Sanches said the officer and someone at the scene were both shot.

An official statement from Texas DPS was released Monday:

The preliminary investigation indicates that approximately 11:50, officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the area of Maynard Street. A suspect was placed under arrest during that investigation.

While he was being transported to the Angelina County Jail, he pulled a concealed firearm and opened fire on the officer. The officer returned fire. Both the officer and suspect suffered gunshot wounds.

The officer was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Hayward Douglas of Lufkin. Douglas was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

This is an active investigation and additional details are not available at this time.

Written by KTRE Digital Media Staff

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