One Dead in Officer-Involved Shooting in Alpine

Story updated at 12:17 PM, Tuesday April 17.

Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson has identified the man killed in an exchange of gunfire with Brewster County deputies Monday afternoon as Roy Rodriguez, 47, of Alpine.

According to Dodson, the Alpine Police Department began receiving calls on Friday evening from a woman who claimed Rodriguez was making physical and verbal threats against her.┬áThe relationship between Rodriguez and the woman is unclear at this time – Dodson believes she was his ex-wife or ex-girlfriend.

On Sunday, Dodson says Brewster County deputies responded to a call that Rodriguez had entered the woman’s residence with a gun. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that Rodriguez did have a weapon, but did not find a gun.

Deputies set up a camera in the woman’s yard to monitor whether Rodriguez returned to her residence, which he did on Monday morning. Deputies responding to the scene found he was inside the home. Sheriff Dodson says he was “very angry.”

Deputies then administered tear gas into the residence. According to Dodson, when Rodriguez came out he was firing a rifle, at which point deputies returned fire. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Texas Rangers are currently investigating the incident, with assistance from local law enforcement. This is a developing story. We will update with more information as it becomes available.

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Texas Department of Public Safety has confirmed a shooting involving Brewster County law enforcement in Alpine on Monday afternoon, April 16.

Officials say a standoff occurred between Brewster County deputies and an armed individual at a residence around noon. According to BCSO, the individual fired shots at the officers, who then returned fire. The individual has been pronounced dead.

CBS7 spoke with Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson following the incident, who says deputies were responding to a residence where an individual was reportedly making threats. He says the deputies first administered tear gas into the home. The individual came out shooting, and deputies fired back.

Texas Rangers are currently investigating the incident, with assistance from the Alpine Police Department and Brewster County Sheriff’s Office. The deceased individual has not yet been named.

This is a developing story. We will update with more information as it becomes available.

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