Guadalupe Co. deputy shoots suspect in self-defense, sheriff's office says

SEGUIN, Texas -- The Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office said a deputy shot a suspect in self-defense Thursday.

The sheriff's office said deputies arrived at a home in the 1990 block of FM 464 in Seguin to serve a warrant on felony fraud charges.

The suspect, 36-year-old Matthew Manly of Seguin, was reportedly found in a bedroom holding a black handgun.

Deputies said they ordered Manly to drop the weapon numerous times.

The sheriff's office said he did not comply and raised his weapon toward a deputy.

The deputy then fired one round from his weapon and struck the suspect, according to the sheriff's office.

GCSO said the deputy is an 18-year veteran of the sheriff's office, and he has been placed on administrative duty pending an investigation by the Texas Rangers division of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Manly was airlifted to San Antonio for treatment. He was listed as being in "stable" condition Thursday.

(© 2016 KENS)


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