Fayette County Deputy Shot in the Face
LaGrange, Texas – A felony warrant service at a Dollar General store turned deadly on Thursday evening when officers asked for the suspect’s ID. The suspect first slashed a deputy with a Buck knife, then ran to the Carter motel nearby and barricaded himself inside. Then he fired on Fayette County Deputies with his shotgun, striking one deputy in the face.
Continued prayers for Fayette County Deputy Calvin “CJ” Lehmann and his loved ones. He remains in critical condition after being shot in the face last night as officials were serving a search warrant.
— Leslie Adami (@LeslieAdami) November 2, 2018
Fayette County Deputy Calvin “CJ” Lehmann was shot in the face Thursday evening after officials were serving a search warrant, according to Fayette County Judge Ed Janecka. Deputy Lehmann has lost his sight in one eye, and doctors are working to try to save the other eye.
Janecka said it all started at the Dollar General in La Grange, where deputies attempted to serve the warrant. The suspect then cut a deputy and ran to the Carter Motel, where he reportedly barricaded himself inside. Deputy Lehmann volunteered to take the lead in breaching the door because he was wearing a ballistic vest. In doing so, he was shot in the face with a shotgun by the suspect.
The suspect, whose name has not yet been released, then held officers at bay for a 3 hour standoff, culminating in his arrest at 9 p.m. last night. The suspect was a felon, and had failed to register as a sex offender.
Currently on scene where shots were fired not too long ago in La Grange. Officer tells me the man has currently barricade himself in a building. SWAT on scene. Helicopter circling overhead @fox7austin #shooting #BreakingNews #Lagrange pic.twitter.com/HRIDJ2zOPj
— Steven Sarabia (@StevenonFox7) November 2, 2018
LaGrange is a small town of about 4,500 residents.