A deputy constable was shot and wounded and a man was killed after gunfire broke out when officers responded to a domestic disturbance call early Tuesday in the Houston area, authorities said.
The deputy constable was with his partner when they responded to the call at an apartment complex, where they spoke with a man who later pulled out a handgun and shot the constable in the stomach, the Houston Chronicle reported.
The two deputies returned fire, and the man was later found dead of a gunshot wound in the apartment, Harris County Sheriff's Office senior deputy Thomas Gilliland said. Investigators believe one of the deputies fatally shot the man, he said.
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The injured officer underwent surgery and was expected to make a full recovery, Gilliland said.
Authorities have not yet released the name of the man who died, but Gilliland said he had a history of post-traumatic stress disorder.