Texas officer killed serving warrant identified
SAN MARCOS (CBS Austin/SBG) - Police have revealed the identity of an officer shot and killed while serving a warrant in Central Texas.
A statement issued by San Marcos, Texas, officials said 58-year-old Officer Kenneth Copeland died Monday afternoon after being shot multiple times by a suspect while Copeland was serving a warrant.
The statement says Copeland was wearing a protective vest at the time of the shooting.
At a news conference, Police Chief Chase Stapp said Copeland had been with the department for 19 years.
Stapp said the suspect, who also had at least one gunshot wound, surrendered after a brief standoff and was taken to a hospital. Stapp said it was unclear if the wound was self-inflicted or inflicted by police gunfire.
San Marcos Police say an officer was shot and killed Monday afternoon while serving a warrant.
The officer has not yet been identified.
Investigators say the officer, who was wearing a protective vest, was shot multiple times. He was immediately transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at around 3:50 p.m.
According to KTSW News it happened near the El Camino Real subdivision.
The suspect was also shot during a SWAT standoff and taken into custody The suspect has since been taken to an Austin hospital for treatment. Their current condition was not released.
This developing story will be updated.