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Lee County investigative officer shooting

DIME BOX, Texas (KXAN) – The Lee County Sheriff tells KXAN that one of his deputies was shot and wounded during a shooting with a man in the Dime Box last night.

The deputy was taken by plane to Austin for treatment.

Deputies served a warrant against a man, Raul Vega Perez. Perez was shot and killed during the shootings. According to a Facebook post, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was looking for Perez because he had a verdict of absenteeism / sexual assault on a child. At the time, the office said they thought he was armed and dangerous.

The Texas Rangers are currently investigating the case.

Dime Box is located 20 miles northeast of Giddings.

KXAN has a crew in Dime Box and will update the story on KXAN.com and KXAN News Today.

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