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Tyler County deputy fatally shoots man

Dennis Ray Murray Jr. (Photo from D.P.S. Sex Offender Registry) Dennis Ray Murray Jr. (Photo from D.P.S. Sex Offender Registry)

One man is dead after deputies say he lead them on a high-speed chase and pointed a gun at police and sheriff's deputies.

The incident happened around 10:30 p.m.

A news release issued by the Sheriff's Office says a deputy was sent to a home on U.S. 69 just north of Warren after dispatchers received a call from a person reporting a sexual assault.

While interviewing the victim, the suspect in the sexual assault, identified by deputies as Dennis Ray Murray Jr., of Woodville, drove into the driveway.  The victim told the deputy Murray would be armed. 

The deputy told Murray to show his hands.  The deputy said Murray then sped out of the driveway and a high-speed chase began.  The chase went into Woodville.  More deputies, a Woodville Police Officer and a Department of Public Safety Trooper joined in on the chase.

Muyrray's vehicle was slowed down with road spikes, but he continued to drive to his home in the 500 block of Lyndale in Woodville.

Deputies ordered Murray out of his vehicle.  Deputies say this is when he pointed a long-barreled weapon at them.

Two deputies fired at Murray. 

Officers approached Murray who had fallen back in his vehicle.  A Woodville Police Officer tried to pull the rifle from Murray, but Murry then "became conscious" and grabbed the officer.  Deputies say he also fired a shot at the officer.

Murray then grabbed for a second rifle and a struggle began. 

A third Tyler County Sheriff's Office Deputy fired two shots at Murray disabling him.

Murray was taken to the Tyler County Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:30 p.m.

All three deputies who fired their weapons have been placed on administrative leave with pay.

The incident is under investigation by the Texas Rangers.

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