Sheriff: Man killed by deputy after lunging with broken bottle

MIDLAND COUNTY -- 4 p.m. Update: New details have been released on Tuesday's officer-involved shooting.

According to the Midland County Sheriff's Office, a suspect identified as Jerald Wilson was killed when he tried to lunge at a deputy with a broken bottle.

Deputies were first called to the area after receiving a 911 call saying that a man had been hit in the head with a hammer.

An investigation revealed that a group of friends were in a car together when Wilson hit one of them on the head with a hammer. He then wanted onto the highway where he was hit by a passing car's mirror.

When a deputy arrived at the scene he was reportedly met with aggression.

According to Sheriff Gary Painter, Wilson approached the deputy who used his taser twice to no effect. The deputy was then forced to use his weapon when the suspect tried to lunge at him with a broken beer bottle.

The deputy has been placed on administrative leave and the Texas Rangers are handling the investigation.
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Authorities are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting east of Midland on Tuesday.

The shooting happened along Business 20 near North County Road 1120.

The Midland County Sheriff's Office tells CBS7 that one of their deputies was involved but was not hurt.

There is no word yet on the condition of the suspect involved.

DPS and the Texas Rangers have also been called to the scene.

CBS7 has a crew at the scene and will update this story as more information becomes available.