TEMPLE — Five Bell County Sheriff’s Department deputies involved in the July 17 shooting in the 100 block of Bremond Street are back on duty after being placed on routine administrative leave, department spokesman Lt. Donnie Adams said Monday.

Their names were not released.

The Texas Rangers were brought in to help investigate the shooting of Allen Jay Foste, 49, of Belton. Foste was shot and killed after he threatened police with a shotgun.

Foste was pronounced dead at 8:02 p.m. at the scene by Justice of the Peace Ted Duffield.

“The sheriff has reviewed the incident and has determined that the deputies were following department policy,” Adams said, adding they were all placed back on duty by Sheriff Eddy Lange on July 21.

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