CLEVELAND, MONTGOMERY COUNTY - One woman is dead after Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputies shot her outside a burning house late Tuesday night.
According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to a home in the 9900 block of Slaughter Road in Cleveland Tuesday night. While on their way, dispatchers reported a female was threatening a family member with a rifle and that she had been shot in the leg.
When deputies got to the house, they said a fire was burning inside and a woman was turning off lights. The woman refused to follow directions given by the deputies. Several times she exited the home and pointed a rifle at officers. At one point, according to authorities, she exited the home and fell down. That's when deputies rushed to the woman. Before they could get to her, she got up and pointed her rifle at them. Deputies opened fire, hitting the woman. Deputies say once she was on the ground, they pulled her away from the burning home and attempted to save her life.
Paramedics on scene pronounced the woman dead. Her identity is not being released until her family is notified.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Major Crime Unit, Crime Scene Investigators, the Texas Rangers and the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office were still working the scene Wednesday morning.