JOSEPHINE, Texas — Authorities have released the identity of a 62-year-old man suspected of confronting officers at a tiny North Texas town’s city hall with a rifle.
A spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety said Bobby Darryl Chamberlain of Josephine remains hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds.
Lt. Lonny Haschel said officers at the Josephine city hall gave “verbal commands” to a rifle-brandishing Chamberlain Thursday night before opening fire “in reaction to the perceived threat.”
Haschel said in an emailed statement that Chamberlain had been involved in an unspecified disturbance at city hall earlier in the week and returned just after 4 p.m. Thursday.
Josephine is a town of about 1,300 people located 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Dallas.