1 dead in officer-involved shooting in Mount Pleasant

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A man has died following an officer-involved shooting in Mount Pleasant. 

According to the Mount Pleasant Police Department, at 5:03 p.m., officers responded to a welfare check regarding an individual at 120 Jerry Boatner Parkway.  

Preliminary information indicates that officers were directed to a male who was allegedly intoxicated, armed with a handgun and making threats. Officers located the man inside a vehicle and attempted to communicate with him to de-escalate the situation. 

Police say the man fired a handgun, and that’s when officers fired their service weapons in response. The man died at the scene. 

No officers were injured in the incident. 

As a standard procedure, authorities say the officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is being investigated by the Texas Rangers.

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