San Marcos Police Officer Fatally Shot Serving Warrant, Suspect in Custody

Texas officer shot to death while serving warrant

Texas officer shot to death while serving warrant

The San Marcos Police Department confirmed to KXAN-TV that the officer was serving a warrant when he was shot multiple times.

"Today we grieve for the family of the fallen San Marcos police officer, and we vow swift justice for the killer".

"First and foremost, I want to offer my thoughts, condolences and prayers to Officer Copeland's family, his wife and his four children and his family within the walls of this department", San Marcos Police Chief Chase Stapp said.

Officer Kenneth Copeland died this afternoon after the altercation in San Marcos, about 30 miles south of Austin, Texas.

The officer was wearing a protective vest and was taken to Central Texas Medical Center for treatment.

Shortly after the officers arrived in the El Camino Real subdivision, the male suspect - who has not been identified - began firing at the officers, "much like in an ambush type of situation", Chief Stapp said.

A suspect was taken into custody after he surrendered to law enforcement following the shootout.

A Hays County SWAT team assisted the San Marcos Police Department during the standoff with the suspect, officials stated.

The police officer was serving a warrant when he was shot and killed in Texas Monday, authorities said.

. Currently, it is unknown the wound is self-inflicted or not.

"We have to band together". We remember the sacrifices our men and women in law enforcement make every day.

The school was locked down after the shooting. The city of San Marcos is a family business, and Officer Copeland was a member of our family.

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