By Emily Banks Wooten
A 66-year-old Livingston man is dead following an officer-involved shooting that occurred Sunday night in the 100 block of Pan American Drive in Livingston. The Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Rangers are leading the ongoing investigation.
Preliminary information indicates that officers with the Livingston Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a man displaying a gun outside the Exxon Super Stop Food Mart located at 111 Pan American Dr. Upon arrival, the individual was located and commanded in both English and Spanish to drop his weapon. The individual pointed the gun at officers and was shot by first responders.
Officers immediately began administering life-saving measures until emergency personnel arrived, transporting the individual to St. Luke’s Health - Memorial Hospital in Livingston where he was pronounced dead. The individual was identified as Jose Luis Hernandez.
As the investigation continues, no additional information was available at press time.