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Texas man, wanted in wife's murder, killed in standoff

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas -- Authorities say a U.S. marshal has fatally shot an armed Texas man wanted in the killing of his wife in front of her children.

The New Braunfels Police Department says 35-year-old Jerry Hermes Jr. was fatally shot on Monday after authorities found him hiding in a Guadalupe County barn, outside of San Antonio. U.S. Marshal Robert Almonte says Hermes "engaged" members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and ignored orders to drop a handgun before he was shot.

No other injuries were reported.

Hermes was wanted in the Sunday death of his 32-year-old wife, Lisa Hermes. Police say he shot her multiple times while they were in an SUV with her three children in the back seat, and then fled. The children, who were between the ages of five and ten, weren't injured, reports the Seguin Gazette.

Police obtained an arrest warrant charging Jerry Hermes with murder and he had been on the run before he was discovered in the barn, reports the paper.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting.

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