New Boston Woman Killed in Shootout with Police


A New Boston Texas woman was killed after firing multiple shots at police overnight in the small East Texas town.

The female identified by police as Elizabeth Harris was approximately 58 year of age.

Media Release:

On 05/16/19 at approximately 11:04 p.m., New Boston Police were dispatched to the 200 block of North Center Street in New Boston about a possible suicidal person. When officers arrived on scene, a female exited a residence and fired a gun at officers. As additional officers arrived on scene, they were also met with gunfire. The subject then retreated back into the residence. 
Crisis negotiators from the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office were called to assist. After approximately two hours, the subject exited the residence, confronted the officers and again fired at police. Officers returned fire, striking the female. EMS provided immediate assistance; however, the subject died at the scene.
The Texas Rangers are investigating, and no additional information is currently available


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