Ex-trooper dies in standoff, 2 others dead Posted in: News A brief standoff that led to a former state trooper’s death at the hands of a Travis County sheriff’s deputy is connected to the deaths of two other people, officials said.The Texas Rangers are investigating the incident, which began about 4 p.m. Sept. 17 on Bexar Forest Cove in west Elgin.When officers arrived to investigate reports of a domestic disturbance, they reportedly were met by a man coming out of a house with a handgun.Witnesses said the man threatened to kill himself with the gun, according to Fox 7 News.Former Department of Public Safety Sgt. Rito Paul Morales, 51, of Elgin. was pronounced dead at ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!