Suspect in custody after Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot near Big Wells

Deputy in stable condition, expected to make a full recovery

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BIG WELLS, Texas – A shooter is in custody after a Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office deputy was shot near Big Wells.

The shooting happened Tuesday night near Highway 85 and FM 1867, according to Precinct 6 Uvalde County Constable Emmanuel Zamora.

Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said the deputy, who has not been identified, is in stable condition as of early Wednesday morning.

“He is expected to make a full recovery,” Boyd said in a Facebook post. “Thank you all for the prayers and support.”

The Dimmit County Sheriff’s Office has the vicinity of HWY 85 & FM 1867 (Big Wells) CLOSED for a shooting investigation....

Posted by Constable Emmanuel Zamora, Uvalde County Pct. 6 on Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Zamora confirmed that the Texas Department of Public Safety is assisting in the investigation.

The roadways are still closed as investigators continue to process the scene.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSAT 12 online and on-air for more information as more it becomes available.

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Jakob Rodriguez is a digital journalist at KSAT 12. He's a graduate of Texas State University, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper, The University Star.