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CYPRESS, Texas (AP) - Harris County authorities say a 36-year-old man walking toward a building that houses a suburban Houston gun range has been shot and killed after a rifle being worked on inside the building discharged. Sheriff's spokesman Thomas Gilliland says the bullet from the hunting rifle went through a wall and struck the man who had just got out of his car.

WACO, Texas (AP) - A retired Waco police officer says in an affidavit that McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna has been under FBI investigation for alleged public corruption. The affidavit was filed Tuesday by Jorge Salinas, who's among the more than 150 bikers indicted on criminal conspiracy charges following a May 2015 shooting in Waco that left nine dead. Reyna says he's not aware of any FBI investigation of him.

DALLAS (AP) - Federal authorities say a Texas man posed as a film director in order to molest numerous boys. The Dallas Morning News reports that 45-year-old Kevin Scott Morris, a former Dallas County jailer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to enticement of a minor. The Forney man's plea agreement mentions 10 victims. He was indicted in January on enticement and child pornography charges. Morris faces up to life in prison at sentencing.

HOUSTON (AP) - A 28-year-old Chicago man is charged with five counts of wire fraud in what federal prosecutors say was a phony extortion scheme against the Houston-based energy company where he worked. Federal court documents show former BP Corporation North America Inc. employee George Koutsostamatis sent BP an email saying he had infiltrated the company's computer network and threatened to release the information unless he received a payment. Prosecutors say the hacking claim was false.

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