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Document sheds light on events leading up to Longview standoff

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LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

More details have been revealed about last week's standoff between Longview police and a former Good Shepherd Medical Center nurse.

On Thursday, 38-year-old Candace Jackson was shot by police after a standoff that lasted almost four hours. Jackson was taken to GSMC where she died shortly thereafter from her injuries.

According to the complaint, police were called to the 2000 block of Eden Drive in Longview by Jackson's roommate on around 1:18 Thursday afternoon. Her roommate told police that Jackson had been using methamphetamines. 

The roommate said she asked Jackson where their cat was. When Jackson told her that the pet was up the street, the roommate went to go get the cat and call 911 because she knew Jackson was acting strangely and "wanted to get her some help."

As the roommate was walking back, Jackson was walking towards her when she noticed a gun in Jackson's pants pocket. She attempted to talk to Jackson, but Jackson told her there was going to be a "show down," calling her roommate the "antichrist." Jackson then pulled the gun, at which point she and her roommate began fighting over the weapon. The roommate was hit in the eye during the altercation.

The roommate was able to get the gun away and held Jackson at gunpoint until she could flag down a passing car. When that happened, Jackson ran back inside her home where the roommate told police more weapons were stored.

The complaint says that officers at the scene believed shots were being fired from the direction of Jackson's residence.

Authorities used gas to get Jackson out of the home. Police said she came out of the home and opened fire at police, at which point they shot her and took her by ambulance to the hospital where she died shortly after.

Longview police say the Texas Rangers will continue this investigation.

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