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Man in critical condition after being shot by deputies in Cypress area, sheriff says

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the man threatened to hurt himself before pointing a gun at deputies.

CYPRESS, Texas — A man who was threatening to hurt himself is in critical condition after he pointed a gun at deputies, who responded by firing shots, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the man was transported to a hospital and is in critical condition. 

Gonzalez said the incident happened at a store in the 1800 block of Tuckerton Road, near Barker Cypress Road.

Deputies responded to a call at about 6 p.m. When they arrived at the scene, deputies discovered that a woman had reported she had been in relationship with the man and that he was now stalking her, investigators said.

Deputies said the man appeared to suicidal so they tried to reason with him and deescalate the situation.

The man told deputies he was either going to shoot himself or make them shoot him, investigators said. The man then raised him gun toward deputies who then opened fire, wounding him.

HCSO's homicide division is investigating the shooter along with the District Attorney's Office and Internal Affairs.

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