The person killed in the
officer involved shooting on October 20 has been identified as Edward Paul
Zumski, III 35, of Paris. Mr. Zumski’ s relatives have been
notified. A correction is needed to the previously released statement
regarding the stabbing victim being transported to a Dallas, hospital, the
victim was not transferred and remains hospitalized here in Paris.
Investigation is ongoing into
the officer involved shooting by the Texas Rangers, the police department
investigation regarding the stabbing victim is ongoing as well.
Officers involved in the
shooting will remain on paid administrative leave while the investigation
Chief of Police
Original Press Release – Officer Involved Shooting October 21, 2018
At 10:13 PM, October 20, Paris Police Officers responded to
a call of a stabbing at the Kings Inn, 1907 Lamar Ave.
Upon arrival, officers found a victim in the parking lot
bleeding from chest wounds and was confronted by the suspect in the stabbing
who had a handgun. The individual pointed the weapon at the officers and was
shot. The individual was pronounced
deceased at the scene, the stabbing victim was transported first to PRMC by
ambulance and has since been transported to a Dallas area hospital for
By request of the police department, the Texas Rangers with
the Texas Department of Public Safety will be conducting the investigation of
the officer involved shooting. The officers involved in the shooting were not
injured and have been placed on administrative leave while the investigation
takes place per policy.
The name of the deceased will not be released until next of
kin are notified. Officers involved will
not be identified at this time.