Man dead after standoff in Bowie County

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Published: Dec. 10, 2021 at 11:23 PM CST
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BOWIE COUNTY, Texas (KSLA) - The Bowie County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call regarding a suicidal person at around 11:42 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10.

The incident occurred on 6588 FM 44 in Simms.

Upon arrival, deputies attempted to make contact with Mark Robert Peters, 60. He reportedly fired one shot from inside the home and refused to come outside, threatening deputies in the process.

Deputies backed away to a safer distance and attempted negotiation with Peters to try to reach a peaceful resolution. At one point, officials say Peters exited the home and fired a weapon before retreating back inside.

Negotiations continued for several hours, until Peters eventually exited the home, still carrying weapons. BCSO says he walked through the front yard and turned toward deputies, placing them in danger. A deputy fired a single shot and struck Peters. He was transported to Titus Regional Medical Center before eventually being air-lifted to UT Tyler Hospital. Peters was in critical condition at the time, and died at the hospital Sunday, Dec. 12.

BCSO contacted the Texas Rangers, who are continuing the investigation into this incident.

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