Hardin County authorities say around 6:30 p.m. Monday, a woman surrendered after a 6-hour standoff with deputies and surrounding police departments.
The standoff began at a home near the intersection of Villa Road and East Vanderburg Street in Kountze around 12:30 p.m.
The standoff began when a Hardin County Sheriff's deputy went to the home to serve a mental health warrant. Investigators say when the deputy arrived, the woman came out the front door to the front porch with a shotgun and shot a woman sitting on the porch. Neighbors tell 12 News HD the victim was the woman's aunt. Sheriff's deputies say the suspect then went back inside the home and locked herself inside.
Around 6:30 p.m., authorities say they launched tear gas into the home while on the phone with the suspect. At that time, the woman came out the back door and surrendered to authorities.
She has been taken to the Hardin County jail and will be charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Other charges could also be filed.
The suspect was flown to a local hospital by medical helicopter. She remains in Intensive Care.
No names have been released.
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