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Officials identify man shot, killed breaking into Lindale home

This is an evolving story and CBS19 will update when more details become available.

SMITH COUNTY, Texas — The man who was shot and killed breaking into a Lindale-area home, where a woman and her two children were hiding, has been identified by deputies from the Smith County Sheriff's Office.

Taylor Ray Stevenson, 25, of Greenville, has been identified as the man who broke into a woman's home through the window and proceeded to kick in the locked bedroom door, where the woman and her two children were hiding, according to documents from the SCSO.

These documents detail that Stevenson began attacking the woman once he was inside the house and attempted to take away her phone. 

When the SCSO was dispatched to the scene, it was unknown if Stevenson had his gun in his possession at the time. According to deputies, they attempted to deescalate the situation until 2:13 a.m., when it was determined that Stevenson was in possession of his pistol.

Shots were fired at him by an officer on the scene, who was then treated by EMS units on scene. He was transported to UT Main, where was determined to have died upon arrival, documents say.

An inquest was held by Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Mitch Shamburger and UT Main Emergency Trauma Room, and an autopsy had been ordered by Judge Shamburger.

The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation and autopsy, deputies say.

This is an evolving story and CBS19 will update when more details become available.

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