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UPDATE: Alleged Cleveland Gunman Takes His Own Life After Authorities Find Him

Police found Pavol Vido hiding under a boat in the Cleveland area. Texas DPS says the Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy who was injured is stable and the two men the suspect allegedly shot are in serious condition.

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Updated on Wednesday, May 29, at 3:25 p.m.

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Pavol Vido, 65, is the suspect in shootings committed in the Cleveland area.

Pavol Vido, the alleged gunman believed to have killed a woman and injured three men in the Cleveland area, killed himself with a firearm on Wednesday afternoon after authorities found him, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

DPS Sergeant Erick Verse said the special response team that was deployed in Cleveland located Vido, 65, hiding under a boat in Cleveland, which is about 50 miles northeast of Houston.

Verse said Vido fatally shot himself after a “verbal communication” with authorities.

Vido is believed to have killed a woman and wounded three people, including a sheriff’s deputy, during shootings that occurred this week in Cleveland. Verse said he didn’t know exactly when the woman was killed.

The woman and two men who were wounded work for a plumbing business east of Cleveland, according to officials.

Vido was allegedly living on property owned by the plumbing business and had been served an eviction notice this week. Verse said it’s possible the eviction caused Vido to commit the shootings.

Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Ken DeFoor said deputies pursued Vido along a local highway and then pulled off and exchanged gunfire outside a nearby veterinary clinic.

DeFoor said Liberty County Deputy Richard Whitten was shot in the neck and flown to the Memorial Hermann hospital in Houston. He is reported to be in stable condition. So far, authorities haven’t provided the names of the deceased woman or the other injured victims. Verse said they are in serious condition.

Police had found what they believe was Vido’s car, a white 2004 Mercury, around 11 a.m.

DPS and the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office collaborated on the manhunt using multiple resources, including tracking dogs.

The manhunt caused schools in the Cleveland and Tarkington school districts to go on lock-in mode.

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