Police Deputy and 3 others shot in Texas; suspect dead

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Pavol Vido (Texas Department of Public Safety)

Police say the suspect wanted in shooting of four people in Liberty County has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police say Pavol Vido, 65, was found in the woods behind a home where he left his getaway car.

Vido was named a suspect it the shooting of four people, including a Liberty County deputy, near Cleveland.

Authorities say around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday a woman was found shot dead at Be Dependable Plumbing on the 24000 block of Hwy 321 in Cleveland.

When two other employees walked in, the gunman shot at them.

Deputy Richard Whitten got behind Vido and followed him to Big Thicket Vet, about a mile away, where they had a shootout.

Deputy Whitten was shot in the neck. Thankfully, he is in stable condition at Memorial Hermann, where he was transported to via Life Flight.

The suspect fled the scene in a white car, and multiple law enforcement agencies spent hours searching for him. The car he was driving was located behind a house before 11 a.m. Law enforcement surrounded the home.

Police later said he shot himself in the woods behind the house.

Tarkington ISD schools were placed on lockdown as authorities searched for the suspect. The district says there have been no threats to schools.