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Two deputies killed, city employee injured while responding to 'dog complaint' in Eden, TX

Jeffrey Nicholas (Concho County Sheriff's Office){p}{/p}
Jeffrey Nicholas (Concho County Sheriff's Office)

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Police arrested Jeffrey Nicholas, 28, on two counts of capital murder of a peace officer.

Two deputies were killed and an Eden city employee was injured were responding to a dog complaint at 8:40 p.m. on Monday night, according to a statement from the Concho County Sheriff's Office.

While making contact with individuals at the residence, an altercation occurred and quickly escalated into gunfire.

A standoff lasted for roughly 30 minutes, according to witnesses on the scene.

Nicholas was booked into the Tom Green County Jail. His bond is set at $4 million.

Gov. Abbott responded to the deaths on Twitter:


Two Concho County Sheriff's Deputies were killed in a shootout late Monday night in Eden, Texas, according to law enforcement on Facebook.

A crime scene on the northeast side of Eden has been taped off, according to San Angelo LIVE, who is also reporting that one civilian was also shot in the stomach and rushed to Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo.

Deputies pulled the suspect over and shouted "Roll your window down and then put up your hands," witnesses told San Angelo LIVE!

According to witnesses, the driver fled and barricaded himself in his home around the corner.

Witnesses then told San Angelo LIVE that they heard nine or ten gunshots.

Eden Mayor Pete Torres, who lives near the scene, convinced the suspect to surrender, according to reports. The shooter was barricaded for about 30 minutes during the standoff.

The suspect was arrested and transported in a Concho County Sherriff's vehicle, per San Angelo LIVE!

At this time, the victims have not been identified and police are investigating motive.

KTXS will continue to update you with more information as we learn it.

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