Man involved in standoff had law enforcement experience

Man involved in standoff had law enforcement experience
Photo of the scene at 1200 block of Douglas Avenue (Source: KWES)

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - We're learning new details about the man who was shot following a standoff in Odessa on Thursday afternoon.

The Ector County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Jason Meador worked as a deputy on patrol and also worked at the jail from December 1989 until January 1995.

According to officials, he also worked as a reserve deputy until April 1995.

Authorities also say Meador was arrested in September 2015 for public intoxication.

On Thursday afternoon, Meador was shot and died at the hospital following a 911 call.

When authorities arrived on the scene, Meador was found in an alley in the 1200 block of Douglas Avenue pouring gasoline on himself and was armed with a weapon.

Meador was later shot after he displayed a weapon in the direction of police.

Texas Rangers are continuing to investigate the shooting.

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