HARDIN COUNTY, Texas — A man who was shot in an officer-involved shooting in Hardin County on March 10 has died in the hospital.
Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis told 12News McCray was not in custody when he died because McCray had been released by judge’s order on medical bonds.
12News previously reported that Michael Terrell McCray was accused of trying to run over a deputy and crashing into a squad car after deputies say they tried to question him at a home where a domestic disturbance had taken place.
Davis previously told 12News the domestic disturbance took place on Atlantic Road west of Sour Lake on Highway 105 around 10 a.m. March 10.
The suspect fled into Sour Lake and then returned to the home and tried to break down the back door, Davis previously told 12News. Two deputies fired weapons at some point during the incident, and the suspect was struck and taken to a hospital according to Davis. A 4-year-old girl was injured by a deputy's bullet that ricocheted according to Davis.
Early on in the investigation, Davis said the suspect may have sexually assaulted his wife, and that a protective order had been in place against McCray since January. The order stated he was not allowed at the home.
The sheriff's office says it was alerted to the situation after the woman sent a text to a third party that she had been raped.
McCray was charged with attempted capital murder of a peace officer (1st degree felony), evading arrest with a motor vehicle (state jail felony), and violation of a protective order (Class A misdemeanor) according to a Hardin County Sheriff's Office news release.
The investigation has been taken over by the Texas Rangers and is ongoing at this time.