Texas officer shot to death while serving warrant

  • Texas officer shot to death while serving warrant

Texas officer shot to death while serving warrant

A police officer in San Marcos, Texas, was shot and killed Monday afternoon when he was serving a warrant, the city said.

Stapp said the suspect, who also had at least one gunshot wound, surrendered after a brief standoff and was taken to a hospital. Police have not yet disclosed the condition of the suspect.

In response to the shooting, Gov. Greg Abbott said on Twitter, "We pray for the family of the San Marcos police officer killed in the line of duty". Charges related to the officer-involved shooting could take weeks.

On Tuesday Dec. 5, Copeland's body was escorted from Austin to the Thomason Funeral Home in San Marcos at 3:30 p.m.

According to the Austin-American Statesman, the officer was serving a warrant at a home near an elementary school when the suspect shot him multiple times.

A suspect is in custody following a shootout with law enforcement. Mettz has not been charged in the shooting yet, officials said.

Copeland was wearing protective gear but, unfortunately, that didn't help him.

Police officials identified the deceased officer as San Marcos Police Officer Kenneth Copeland, KXAN News tweeted.

Copeland leaves behind a wife and four children.

San Marcos Police Chief Chase Stapp was emotional Monday evening when talking about Copeland, the first officer to die in the line of duty in the City of San Marcos. He was rushed to Central Texas Medical Center where he died from his wounds.

"Ken's a hero. Today was his day off. His picture is hanging in different parts of this police department because everyone here loved him", said Chief Stapp.