Off-duty officer interrupts road rage confrontation, shoots suspect

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MARBLE FALLS, Texas (KWTX) Burnet County authorities are investigating after an off-duty police officer interrupted a road rage confrontation in which a driver was pointing a gun at a car in which a family of 3 was riding.

The unidentified officer exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release Friday.

The incident happened Thursday in the 12200 block of FM 1431 East in Marble Falls.

Deputies determined that the suspect got out of his vehicle with a handgun, which he pointed at the other vehicle involved in the road rage incident.

The off-duty Austin officer, who was on his way home, drove up on the confrontation.

“The suspect and officer exchanged gunfire and the suspect was wounded twice. While gunfire was being exchanged, the family of three successfully escaped into nearby brush,” the press release said.

“The suspect was located unconscious in nearby brush and was airlifted to Dell Seton Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries,” the sheriff’s office said.

He was in stable condition Friday morning.

Texas Rangers are assisting in the investigation.