A cold front will approach the Brazos Valley later today. Isolated areas of rain and thunderstorms could develop along and ahead of that front between mid-afternoon and early evening. Good news: rain & storm activity will be quick moving (1 hour or less). Bad news: a few severe thunderstorms are possible with large hail and strong, damaging winds being the main concern. A brief, isolated tornado threat cannot be ruled out, as well.
A Corpus Christi man described by neighbors and police as mentally ill was shot dead by police after officers said he opened fire on them after a 5½-hour standoff.
Daniel Christopher Scott died early Monday after the standoff at his home. Police Chief Floyd Simpson says the 56-year-old man called police to his home Sunday night, saying he had armed and barricaded himself and feeling threatened by his neighbors.
Police negotiators worked for hours to try to persuade the man to disarm. Simpson says Scott finally opened fire on the officers, who returned fire, killing him.
Simpson says two veteran officers have been placed on restricted duty pending investigation, in accord with department policy after a police shooting.
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