NEEDVILLE — A Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a 24-year-old man threatening people with a knife at a family celebration on Sunday, according to authorities.

The deputy was working security for a quinceañera at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

“The deputy encountered a 24-year-old male subject who was involved in a disturbance with other attendees of the event,” according to Jacqueline Preston, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.

“Preliminary reports indicate the subject was wielding a knife, refused to drop the weapon and continued efforts to assault citizens and the deputy.”

The deputy is a veteran sergeant of the FBCSO and multiple witnesses are cooperating with the investigation, which is being conducted by the Texas Rangers, Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office and FBCSO, Preston added.

“While we are aware of social media postings of post-incident events, investigators are reviewing more comprehensive videos of the incident, which are currently unavailable for release,” the spokesperson said.

The officer’s name and the name of the man shot was not released to the media.

More information will be forthcoming regarding this multi-agency investigation, she said.

“Our office is cooperating fully with our partner law enforcement agencies to investigate this unfortunate situation,” said Sheriff Eric Fagan. “Our hearts go out to the families and residents who have been affected by this tragedy.”

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