1 dead, 3 including deputy wounded in East Texas shootings

Posted at 1:56 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 14:56:02-04

CLEVELAND, Texas (AP) — Police are searching for a man they say killed a woman and wounded three people, including a sheriff's deputy, during shootings in East Texas.

Authorities say that a woman was killed and two men injured Wednesday morning at a plumbing company east of Cleveland, a city of 8,000 people about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Houston.

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Capt. Ken DeFoor says deputies pursued the suspect, Pavol Vido, along a local highway and then pulled off and exchanged gunfire outside a veterinary clinic. DeFoor says a deputy was shot in the throat and flown to a Houston hospital where he is in stable condition.

DeFoor says police are searching for Vido, who was driving a white 2004 Mercury. He did not provide the names of the deputy, woman or injured men.


This story has been corrected to reflect that the suspect's name is Pavol Vido, not Pablo Vito, as police said initially, and that the initial shooting took place at a plumbing company, not a veterinary clinic.