Suspect in custody after deputy is shot

Search for gunman accused of shooting deputy ends with arrest
Suspect in custody after deputy is shot

Authorities say a suspect has been arrested after a sheriff’s deputy was shot and wounded in Taylor County.

Sheriff’s officials say the deputy tried to contact the 27-year-old man at a home in the Westboro area Sunday night for an alleged violation of a court-ordered injunction. Authorities say the deputy came under fire and was injured, but was able to call dispatchers for help.

Emergency medical personnel and additional law enforcement officers were sent to the scene. Deputy Chad Kowalczyk was flown to the hospital where he’s recovering.

WAOW-TV says the gunman was taken into custody about three hours later and was taken to the Lincoln County Jail.

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