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Texas deputy shoots man sought on Florida felony warrants

6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago Monday, September 16 2019 Sep 16, 2019 September 16, 2019 9:20 PM September 16, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

DENTON, Texas (AP) - Officials say a North Texas deputy has shot and killed a man sought on multiple felony warrants from Florida.

A Denton County Sheriff's Office spokesman says deputies were trying to arrest the man shortly before 6 p.m. Monday at a house in a rural area near Sanger, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Dallas.

Spokesman Orlando Hinojosa (ee-noh-HOH'-sah) says the man jumped from a window and fled. Hinojosa says that when deputies gave chase, the man brandished a handgun. When the man refused to drop the gun, a deputy shot him.

No identities have been released for the suspect or the deputy.

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