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UPDATE: Deputy Killed in Big Lake, Standoff Suspect in Custody

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42-year-old Marcus Madison 42-year-old Marcus Madison
Reagan County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Mitchell Reagan County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Mitchell
Reagan County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Mitchell Reagan County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Mitchell
Home Where the Standoff Took Place Home Where the Standoff Took Place

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BIG LAKE - The man who shot and killed a Reagan County Sheriff's Deputy is in custody after a 17 hour standoff in Big Lake.

NewsWest 9 has learned that 42-year-old Marcus Madison had a criminal history.

Madison was arrested in San Angelo for assaulting a public servant and evading arrest back in July of 2002. More recently, he was arrested July 7th of this year for three separate crimes in Brown County.

Deputies there took in him into custody for attacking a family member. We're told he resisted arrest then made a threat to deputies on the way to jail. He was charged with assault with bodily injury-family violence, resisting arrest and retaliation. Madison bonded out of the Brown County Jail a couple a weeks ago on July 14.

The standoff started on Wednesday night around 6 p.m. when officials were looking for Madison in regards to a complaint that came in.

Officials found Madison in the 1100 block of Main Street and that's where 26-year-old Reagan County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Mitchell was shot.

Mitchell was transported to a San Angelo hospital where he later died.

Madison then barricaded himself inside a home near 12th & Main.

Officials surrounded the house and negotiations began.

Officials from Lubbock and Midland, as well as DPS Troopers and Texas Rangers and even the Texas DPS helicopter responded to the scene.

At around 11:20 a.m. Thursday morning, banging sounds were heard coming from the residence and by 11:30 a.m., a Texas state trooper was overheard saying "we got him (Madison)".

Officials found Madison in the closet in a back room of the house. He was found with an injury to his face and was transported to a San Angelo Hospital for what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face.

Madison is in the Intensive Care Unit at Shannon Hospital in San Angelo. We don't yet know how serious his injuries are at this time.

The Texas Rangers have obtained a search warrant for the residence and are leading the capital murder investigation.

Deputy Josh Mitchell was with the Reagan County Sheriff's Department for at least eight years and many viewers have contacted NewsWest 9 asking how they can help out Mitchell's family.

Family members tell NewsWest 9 that a memorial account has been set up at Security State Bank. The account is under his wife's name, Jill Mitchell.

You can donate at your local Security State Bank Branch or in Big Lake.