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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.

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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.


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