Man who shot South Texas deputy charged with assault


BULVERDE, Texas (AP) - A man who shot a South Texas sheriff's deputy in an exchange of gunfire on a street has been charged with aggravated assault against a public servant.

The Comal County sheriff's office says 22-year-old Garrett Marshall Cooke of Bulverde remained in a San Antonio hospital Sunday. The deputy and Cooke were both shot Thursday in Bulverde.

Cooke's bond was set at $1 million. Official say he'll be transferred to jail when released from the hospital. Jail records don't list an attorney for him.

Officials say the deputy - 35-year-old Martin Ferguson - was released from the hospital Saturday. He's expected to fully recover.

Authorities have said officers tried to talk to Cooke, who was threatening to kill himself. Cooke then opened fire and officials shot him several times.

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