SHERMAN, TX - The Sherman Police Department has just released more information about an officer-involved shooting in East Sherman on South Gribble Street last night.
We just learned that the person who was shot by the officer is a bond agent and an employee of the Sherman Fire Department.
Captain Ken Francis says two Sherman police officers went to the home off South Gribble Street in search of a man wanted for two bond forfeitures and possession of marijuana.
When they were taking him into custody, a third Sherman police officer covering the back of the house noticed the bond agent approaching the home unannounced.
The officer saw what appeared to be a weapon in the bond agent's hand and shot him.
"A third Sherman officer who was covering the rear of the residence was unaware of the recovery agent's identity or location. As the recovery agent approached this officer's location, the officer observed what appeared to be a weapon in the recovery agent's hand. The officer fired his weapon and struck the recovery agent," Francis said.
The bond agent is in stable condition.
The department is not releasing any names at this time.
The suspect they took into custody, as well as another person in the home at the time, are in the Grayson County Jail.
The officer who shot the bond agent is on paid leave.
DPS Texas Ranger Brad Oliver is the lead investigator on this case.