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ETX Man shot by Longview officer jailed after hospital stay

ETX Man shot by Longview officer jailed after hospital stay
Gregg County Jail
Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 11:48am

The man shot by a Longview Police Officer earlier this month is in jail after being released from the hospital.

Shaun Antonio Thompson, 26, was booked into Gregg County Jail on Wednesday on aggravated assault against a public servant charges.

Thompson was shot by a Longview officer on August 12, at the Penwood Apartments in the 500 block of Scenic Drive.

Officers received a call that night about a man with a weapon walking around the complex.

When officers arrived, they found Thompson and told him several times to drop the weapon. According to court documents, Thompson then swung the gun towards the officer and that's when the officer shot Thompson.

Thompson was taken to a local hospital and was treated for several days.

While Thompson was in the hospital, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The Longview officer involved in the shooting is still on paid administrative leave until the investigation is complete.

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