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Baytown SWAT aid in search for shooting suspect


DAYTON — It is not uncommon for the Baytown SWAT team to be called outside their city, even their own county, when the need arises for their special skills and training.

This was the case Tuesday morning when the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office put out a call for aid.

Two deputies, James Marcantell and Rex Evans, who were responding to a “shots fired” call in the Woodlands Hill subdivision were shot by a suspect. Deputies returned fire and believed they wounded the suspect.

A manhunt for the armed suspect ensued in the nearby woods. Baytown SWAT was called in to help with the search as well as protect those who lived in the adjacent area. Approximately four and half hours after the initial call came in the body of the suspect was discovered. The suspect has not been identified.

Evans was released the same day from a Houston hospital. Marcantell underwent surgery for removal of shrapnel.