The investigation of an early Sunday morning shooting at a Marshall Texas bar has been turned over to the Texas Rangers, after it was learned a Harrison County Sheriff’s deputy was involved.
When Marshall police arrived at the site of a reported shots fired incident outside of Charlie’s Bar at 303 N. Columbus, they found 20-year-old Trey Austin Rogers who had been wounded and off-duty Harrison County deputy Matthew Hasler.
Austin was transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Marshall, and Hesler was taken to the Marshall police station for questioning.
Hasler has been a deputy since July 2007, but worked as a jailer from March 2002 until May 2004, and again from October 2004 to June 2007. He was re-hired deputy sheriff in July 2007.
Jay Webb, administrative investigator for the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office said any time a law-enforcement officer is involved in a questionable incident, the investigation must be turned over to the Texas Rangers for investigation.
Coke Soloman, Harrison County District Attorney, said after the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to his office where a decision will be made regarding whether to prosecute.