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Bounty hunter kills fugitive in Texas, sheriff says


According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, a bounty hunter shot dead a 24-year-old man in Texas who was wanted for domestic violence.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted that a fatal Monday night shooting in Houston was carried out by “a fugitive recovery agent (bounty hunter)” who was looking for a wanted person.

The unnamed target was in a car at an apartment complex in western Harris County, according to Gonzalez, when the bounty hunter found him.

“An adult female and a baby were in the car with the man. The officer blocked the man’s car as the vehicle pulled up to a locked exit door,” Gonzalez said.

The bounty hunter then got out of his vehicle and pointed a gun at the man while he was still in the car. The vehicle backed up towards the bounty hunter, who shot him as he drove past.

The man in the car was struck and pronounced dead at the scene.

Gonzalez said the investigation is ongoing and the case will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to an NBC News request for more details on the shooting.