TOP GALLERIES ON KTXS.COM 2012 (#8): Abilene business co-owner shot, killed by police (14 photos)

POSTED: 10:44 AM Dec 13 2012   UPDATED: 12:24 PM Dec 31 2012

The co-owner of Abilene Gold Exchange was shot and killed Thursday, while police were serving a search warrant.

Officers served the warrant about 9:25 a.m. at the business in the 1300 block of South Danville to find "evidence related to the alleged failure to report precious metal transactions as required by the Texas Occupations Code."

According to police, officers were securing the property when co-owner Marcus Cass, 49, of Rockdale, confronted them with a semi-automatic pistol, refused to drop his gun and moved it in a "threatening manner."

One officer fired at him. Cass was pronounced dead at the scene.

Photos by Nick Bradshaw and Michelle Frizalone/KTXS

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