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Armed suspect forces officer to shoot

MCSO press release
11 a.m.

The suspect that was shot last night died this morning during surgery at Herman Hospital.

He has been identified as:
Jack Steven Head – White Male DOB 11-8-1963

Three deputies where at the scene. They are:
Corporal J. Staggs
Deputy S. Otiz
Deputy A. Swank

Deputy Swank is the deputy that fired his weapon and has been placed on Administrative Leave.
The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate this incident with the Texas Rangers and the District Attorney’s Office. The autopsy is scheduled at the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office sometime today.

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Press Release from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
4:30 a.m.

On 01-15-2009 at 9:45 p.m., Deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Priority 1 Welfare Check at 10510 Six Pines Drive at the Tamarac Pines Apartment Complex. The Deputies were advised that the occupant of the apartment was being very loud and that this had been an ongoing problem for the past week. Deputies arrived at the apartment and attempted to make contact with the occupant for several minutes.

The occupant began yelling from inside the apartment that he was getting his knives and that he was going to kill them. Deputies attempted to negotiate with the suspect to come out peacefully. The suspect then began counting down from 10 to 1 and emerged from the apartment yielding two large butcher style knives. The suspect was given numerous commands to drop the knives but failed to do so. The suspect then advanced towards the Deputies in an aggressive manner while still holding the knives at which time 1 deputy fired at least 2 rounds striking the suspect in the upper torso. The suspect then retreated back into his residence but eventually complied and returned to the doorway and was taken into custody and medical help was summoned.

The suspect was transported to Herman Hospital via Life Flight Helicopter. The suspect succumbed to his injuries at approximately 0300 hours on 01-16-2009. The Harris County Medical Examiners office will be conducting the autopsy.

This Case is being investigated by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit as well as the Texas Rangers and The Montgomery County District Attorneys Office, all of whom were all present at the scene.

The name of the suspect is not being released at this time pending notification of a family member.

Note: Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon also responded to the scene with an investigator.

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