1 dead, 3 including deputy wounded in East Texas shootings

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CLEVELAND, Texas (AP) – Police are searching for a man they say killed a woman and wounded three people, including a sheriff’s deputy, during shootings in East Texas.

Authorities say that a woman was killed and two men injured Wednesday morning at a plumbing company east of Cleveland, a city of 8,000 people about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Houston.

Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Ken DeFoor says deputies pursued the suspect, Pavol Vido, along a local highway and then pulled off and exchanged gunfire outside a veterinary clinic. DeFoor says a deputy was shot in the throat and flown to a Houston hospital where he is in stable condition.

DeFoor says police are searching for Vido, who was driving a white 2004 Mercury. He did not provide the names of the deputy, woman or injured men.

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This story has been corrected to reflect that the suspect’s name is Pavol Vido, not Pablo Vito, as police said initially, and that the initial shooting took place at a plumbing company, not a veterinary clinic.

Law enforcement arrive on scene as they investigate a home where they believe the suspect’s vehicle from an officer involved shooting is parked, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Cleveland. Police are searching for a man they say killed a woman and wounded three people, including a sheriff’s deputy, during shootings in East Texas. ( Jason Fochtman/Houston Chronicle via AP)
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