Athens Review, Athens, Texas

September 10, 2013

Man shot, killed in drug raid

Texas Rangers have opened investigation

From Staff Reports
The Athens Review

Athens — A 33-year-old man was shot to death during a narcotics search Monday night in Hidden Hills Harbor,  Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt said.

The confrontation between Daniel Richard Vasquez and lawmen occurred when HCSO investigators executed a search warrant on Channel View in the Payne Springs area subdivision.

During the course of the  search an HCSO investigator shot Vasquez. Details concerning the circumstances that led to the shooting were not released.

Vasquez was transported to East Texas Medical Center in Gun Barrel City where he was pronounced dead by Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Dale Blaylock.

Blaylock ordered the body of the deceased to be transported to American Forsenics in Dallas for an autopsy. 

Because the HCSO was involved in the shooting, Texas Ranger Michael Adcock will be handling the investigation. Nutt said subsequent information concerning the shooting will be released by the Texas Rangers and the Henderson County District Attorney’s Office.