Waco: Additional charges filed against fugitive shot by local deputies

Douglas Hill, 28 wanted man out of Shreveport Louisiana.
Douglas Hill, 28 wanted man out of Shreveport Louisiana.(KWTX)
Published: Dec. 5, 2019 at 3:43 AM CST
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Six additional charges have been filed against a Louisiana fugitive who was wounded in an exchange of gunfire early last Thursday morning on Lake Air Drive near the intersection with North Valley Mills Drive in Waco.

Douglas Hill, 28, of Bethany, La., who was hit four times, was taken to a local hospital after the shootout, but was transferred Friday to the McLennan County Jail.

Hill faces local charges including three counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer, manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

His local bonds total $1.25 million.

He’s held without bond on Louisiana drug and firearms warrants issued in late August.

Deputies found Hill just before 2 a.m. Thursday walking along Lake Air Drive near Uncle Dan's Barbeque & Catering, McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.

“They lit him up,” McNamara said after the shooting.

“He took off running opened fire and started shooting at them. They returned fire to protect themselves.”

He was carrying three guns and narcotics, McNamara said.

Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting.

The shooting was the second involving a Central Texas law enforcement officer last week.

Texas Rangers are also investigating after a Temple police officer shot and killed a 28-year-old man on Dec. 2.

Police identified the man as Michael Dean.

The shooting occurred at around 8:15 p.m. Dec. 2 in the area of Southeast H K Dodgen Loop and Little River Road on the south side of the city.

“The Texas Rangers will be leading an investigation, with the assistance of the Temple Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Bell County District Attorney's Office,” police said in a press release.

The officer involved in the shooting, a nine-year veteran whose name was not released, has been placed on paid leave.

The officer wasn’t injured.

The incident occurred in the area of a CEFCO store and a Tractor Supply store.

No further details have been released.