East Texas man dies in deputy involved shooting


An East Texas man was shot and killed by law enforcement following a reported hostage situation.

According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a reported hostage situation on County Road 2798 in Shelbyville, around 10:05 p.m. Tuesday.

The SCSO reports a man, identified as Louis Troy Risinger, 70, exited the home displaying a firearm and was shot by law enforcement after he refused to comply with verbal commands to drop the weapon.

Risinger was pronounced dead at the scene by a Shelby County Justice of the Peace.

The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers were notified and are assisting with the investigation.

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