Game Warden Fatally Shoots Armed Man

Man fires at officers before being fatally shot, police say

Friday, Jan 27, 2012  |  Updated 10:22 AM CDT
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Game Warden Fatally Shoots Armed Man

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A man who police say opened fire on officers investigating after a traffic accident is dead, fatally shot by a Texas game warden.

The incident happened about 1:30 p.m. Thursday on a side road near a federal prison on the southern outskirts of Texarkana, Texas.

Texas Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Cox said witnesses reported seeing the man driving erratically before he crashed.

Game warden Shawn Hervey went to the scene to back up Bowie County sheriff's deputies when they discovered the driver was armed.

Cox said the man fired at the officers, and Hervey returned fire, killing the man.

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