Harris County deputy shoots man on Halkirk

A man is in the hospital after he was shot by a Harris County deputy on Sunday evening, officials say.

The shooting occurred after deputies responded to a call in the 9600 block of Halkirk around 6:50 p.m.

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According to the sheriff’s office, they received a call from a 44-year-old man who was threatening suicide with a weapon.

Deputies responded to the home and requested a mental health unit on the way, officials say.

Deputies at the scene began speaking with the man on the phone and trying to get him to come out, the sheriff’s office says.

According to the sheriff’s office, at one point the man did come outside with a shotgun draped over his shoulder, disregarded commands to put it down and then went back into the house.

The sheriff’s office says he came out a second time, this time with a semi-automatic rifle, and pointed it at deputies.

Officials say one deputy discharged his weapon multiple times and shot the man once in the upper torso.

The Harris County Sheriffs Office investigates a deputy-involved shooting on Halkirk.

According to the sheriff’s office, the deputies immediately handcuffed the man and administered first aid until EMS arrived. The man was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery. He was last reported to be in stable condition.

No deputies were injured.

The deputy who fired his weapon is 37 years old and has been with the agency for five years. Officials say he will be placed on administrative leave.

The HCSO Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Unit are investigating, as well as the district attorney’s office and internal affairs.