Montague County sheriff's deputy killed by Nocona police officer

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A Montague County sheriff's deputy was shot and killed by a Nocona police officer who was responding to a disturbance call early Monday morning.

Nocona police Chief Kent Holcomb said his officer was called to 41-year-old deputy Larry Hostetter's home shortly after midnight Monday.

Holcomb and Montague County Sheriff Paul Cunningham would not talk about the details of the call or what prompted the officer to fire his weapon.

The Texas Rangers were asked to investigate the case.

Hostetter died at a hospital about an hour after the shooting.

The married father of three joined the sheriff's department in 2013, but has reportedly been in law enforcement since 2000.

Holcomb said his officer was not hurt. That officer's identity has not yet been released.

Nocona is about 50 miles southeast of Wichita Falls.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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