Porter officer-involved shooting: Suspect dead after advancing with knife, officials say

An officer-involved shooting in Montgomery County has left one person dead on Friday night.

Around 8:20 p.m., deputies were called to the 21599 block of Jordan Pond Ridge in the Highlands Subdivision in Porter for an alleged family violence incident.

According to officials, the caller reported there was a man, now identified as 21-year-old Kedrayn Blueford, armed with a knife. When the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office deputies arrived, they gave the man verbal commands for him to drop it and surrender.

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Officials report Blueford is known to have a history of mental health issues and was believed to be experiencing a manic episode, which led his family to call the sheriff's office. 

When Blueford began moving toward the deputies, one of them shot his weapon, hitting the man several times.

The deputies immediately began giving CPR. Porter Fire Department and other EMS personnel arrived at the scene, but Blueford died from his injuries.

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Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Homicide is investigating the shooting with the help of Crime Scene Investigators, the Montgomery County District Attorneyâs Office, and the Texas Rangers.

"We are profoundly saddened by this loss and understand the immense grief and pain the family is experiencing," the sheriff's office said. "Our thoughts are also with our Deputies, who are deeply affected by this unfortunate event."