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.