DPS trooper shoots, kills suspect armed with machete in Llano

KXAN | 12/31/2018 | Staff
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LLANO, Texas (KXAN) — A DPS trooper shot and killed a man who was armed with a machete in Llano County Sunday morning, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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DPS and the Llano Police Department responded to a barricaded person at 600 Bessemer Ave just after 6:15 a.m. The address DPS reported is near the intersection of East Young and Ford Street, however neighbors said the place the suspect ultimately barricaded himself is closer to East Tarrant Street.

The man died at the scene.

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His identity has not been released and the Texas Rangers are conducting an ongoing investigation.

The Hill Country Scanner had a reporter Tom Suarez at the scene when the incident happened Sunday morning. He said the incident began when the man with the machete -- who was believed to be squatting at J &D's RV Roost -- got into a knife fight with another resident at the RV park.

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At some point while they were in the process of breaking through the fence, the man burst through the door of the trailer, swinging the machete back and forth at law enforcement, Suarez said.

It was after that point Suarez said he saw the man holding the machete get shot in the eye, he died immediately...
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