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One Dead In Mt Pleasant Officer Involved Shooting

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Mount Pleasant Police responded to a 911 call about a man’s welfare at 120 Jerry Boatner Pkwy. After arrival, located a man who was allegedly intoxicated, armed with a handgun and making threats. Officers attempted to de-escalate the situation, but the man fired a gun from inside the vehicle, and the officers fired their service weapons in response, and the man died at the scene. The man did not injury any officers in the incident, but officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave while the Texas Rangers investigate the incident.

On March 24, 2021, at 5:03 pm, Mount Pleasant Police received a 911 call about an individual’s welfare at 120 Jerry Boatner Pkwy. Preliminary information indicates officers responded and, upon arrival, were directed to a male who was allegedly intoxicated, armed with a handgun, and making threats. Officers located the armed individual and attempted to de-escalate the situation through dialogue.

The male fired a handgun from inside the vehicle, and the officers fired their service weapons in response. The man died at the scene. No officers were injured in the incident.

As is standard procedure, the officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation. The Texas Rangers are handling the investigation for this incident.