Suspect killed during officer-involved shooting in Snyder

Snyder

SCURRY COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A suspect was killed during an officer-involved shooting in Snyder Monday night.

According to DPS, Kevin Hayes, 57, from Arkansas was killed in an officer-involved shooting.

The shooting happened at the Rip Griffin Travel Center on Hwy 180, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

“Upon arriving at the location, officers came in contact with a white male subject brandishing a firearm,” said Sergeant Frederick Biddle. “Officers ordered the subject to drop his weapon at which time they came under fire by the white male.  Officers returned fire killing the subject.”

Witnesses told KTAB and KRBC they heard two gunshots followed by multiple additional gunshots, then saw officers pull a person out of a truck and administer CPR.

Responding agencies were Snyder P.D., Scurry County S.O., and DPS Troopers. 

Texas Rangers also responded and are currently conducting the investigation into the shooting.

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