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1 person injured in Gladewater officer-involved shooting

By staff
Jan. 20, 2018 at 1:41 p.m.
Updated Jan. 20, 2018 at 1:41 p.m.


Gladewater police Chief Robert Vine says one of his officers shot and injured a person Friday night.

In a statement, Vine said no officers were injured, and the person was taken to a Longview hospital.

The statement does not identify the person shot or the extent of the injuries, the officer involved in the shooting, the circumstances of the shooting or other details.

"Texas Rangers are on scene and conducting a full investigation," Vine said in the statement. "Any and all inquiries regarding this matter need to be directed towards them. Gladewater PD is unavailable for comment at this time."

The shooting comes on the heels of a lawsuit filed by a family of a man shot and killed in 2016 by a Gladewater officer.

The family of Patrick Wise filed a federal lawsuit alleging civil rights violations, excessive use of force and wrongful death against the city of Gladewater and officer Robert Carlsen.

Wise, 34, died shortly after midnight Nov. 5, 2016, near the intersection of East Lake Drive and U.S. 80 after Carlsen tried to make a traffic stop. Carlsen shot Wise after a police chase and fight.

A Gregg County grand jury in April declined to bring charges against Carlsen.

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