A Newton County man in a stand-off with law officers was shot by officers about 6 Friday morning and his brother was arrested.
The man who was shot was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont for treatment of at least one gunshot wound.
The shooting ended a stand-off in the Gist area that lasted some 14 hours. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office sent numerous deputies and the office’s armored tank to assist.
A helicopter also was at the scene Thursday night, along with deputies from three counties, state troopers and state game wardens.
KJAS radio in Jasper reports Orange County Sheriff Jimmy Lane Mooney had 13 shots at his pickup truck.
Pinehurst Chief Fred Hanauer and Officer Mark Grizzaffi deployed their Up-Armored HMMWV Humvee and drove to the scene. While assisting their vehicle was struck approximately nine times.
Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles was almost hit by a bullet that went through the windshield of his truck. Newton deputies ended up with 25 to 30 strikes to vehicles.
The stand-off began Thursday afternoon when a Newton County deputy went to the location because of a call about a fight. When the deputy arrived, gunshots were fired at him. He retreated and waited for help.
Steve Stewart with KJAS reports two brothers were firing the shots and they took shelter in a metal shipping container. They had a shotgun, a .22 caliber rifle, and ammunition. They would occasionally stand up through a hole in the top of the container and fire at the law officers.
-Margaret Toal, KOGT-