Caldwell County deputy shot multiple times in stable condition

A Caldwell County deputy was shot in Dale, Texas, Feb. 2, 2018 (KXAN Photo/Chris Davis)
A Caldwell County deputy was shot in Dale, Texas, Feb. 2, 2018 (KXAN Photo/Chris Davis)c

CALDWELL COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was shot and taken to the hospital Friday morning is currently in stable condition after undergoing surgery.

The shooting happened around midnight when deputies responded to a call at a home on Hidden Oak Road in Dale, Texas. Authorities say someone started firing at the deputies. One deputy was shot multiple times. The injured deputy was flown by STAR Flight to Dell Seton Medical Center. Officials have not yet said why deputies were originally called out to the scene.

Two people were arrested in the case, according to the sheriff’s office. They are not releasing any names or charges at this time and Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office does not expect to hold a press conference Friday. The Texas Rangers will take over the investigation and are focusing on a home on 1258 Hidden Oak Rd.

“I heard some gunshots. I normally hear them and I thought it was the same old routine, people getting pretty happy. Then after awhile, I saw some cop lights, so I get up and I look out the window and I saw all those officers cars at the house and across the street,” said neighbor Joe Delacruz.

Delacruz says he never had any issues with the people living in the home. “They were nice and friendly,” he said. The last time he talked to the homeowner was Wednesday night. “She was saying she was having problems with people down the road and that they were probably going to get evicted in a day or two and then last night this happened. It kind of surprised me.”

However, other neighbors tell KXAN they have had problems with the people living at the home. One neighbor says a woman living in the home would often make threats to him and his family and would even walk out with a gun at times. For the past two weeks, he says there have been more deputy cars patrolling the area but he didn’t know why.

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