East Depot Street in Refugio

Authorities say a Refugio man was killed during a hostage situation on this street in Refugio on Tuesday.

The Texas Rangers are investigating a hostage situation that ended with the fatal shooting of a Refugio man.

A little after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dewayne Curtis Lafond, 44, was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting at a home at 109 E. Depot St. in Refugio, according to a police department news release.

Lafond was killed after a Texas Department of Public Safety special response team entered the home.

Jon Wilcox reports on courts for the Victoria Advocate. He may be reached jwilcox@vicad.com or 361-580-6515.

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Jon covers crime, public safety and the courts at the Victoria Advocate. Born in Huntsville, Ala., he grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism at Texas State University.

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