A man was arrested Saturday morning after firing shots at Parker County, TX, Sheriff’s deputies, reports WFAA . He faces a charge of attempted capital murder of a peace officer.

According to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, Allen Dewayne Thomas, 47, of Weatherford, called the communications center shortly before 6:30 a.m., threatening if deputies didn’t respond to his location, he would “shoot ’em [sic] all.” He claimed that he shot two people near his property and two others were loose.

Officials determined it was a ruse to lure deputies to the residence. “This appears to be a deliberate act, where our deputies were called into an ambush in a violent attempt to take the lives of our law enforcement officers,” said Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler.

When the deputies arrived, Thomas fired a rifle at them, striking a patrol vehicle three times, narrowly missing a deputy, officials say. After the Weatherford-Parker County Special Operations Group responded, Thomas taunted them to “come and get me.”

 

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