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Parker County deputy shot while investigating illegal deer blind is identified

Deputy Jarrett Turner.
Deputy Jarrett Turner. Parker County Sheriff's Office

The 27-year-old deputy who was shot while investigating an illegal deer blind set up in Parker County on Monday evening has been identified as Jarrett Turner.

Turner is a 2-year veteran of the sheriff’s office and was shot in the foot.

He was sent to the 4700 block of Cattlebaron Road just before 5:30 p.m. Monday on a criminal trespassing call. Sheriff Larry Fowler said the property owner called the sheriff’s office to report the deer blind.

In Turner’s body camera footage, the deputy is seen walking behind a man in plain clothes. It’s dark and as they approach the blind, the deputy shines his flashlight on it.

As they get closer, two shots are heard and Turner stumbles forward. He and the other man run back the way they came as Turner calls for an ambulance.

Turner had been hit in the foot and ended up in the hospital. He has since been released.

Spokeswoman Deputy Danie Huffman said the suspect hasn’t been found yet. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest.

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