Police Officer Shot Dead While Serving Warrant in Central Texas

A police officer was fatally shot Monday afternoon while serving a warrant in San Marcos, about 30 miles south of Austin.Several officers were serving the warrant in the El Camino Real subdivision, the city said in a statement.The wanted person shot the officer multiple times. The officer, who was wearing his protective vest, was rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead at 3:50 p.m.The officer's shooter was shot during a standoff and taken to an Austin hospital for treatment.Authorities have not released the names of the officer or the shooting suspect.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton offered his condolences in a statement."Along with everyone learning of a San Marcos police officer's murder today, I am deeply troubled and saddened," Paxton said. "Officers around our state courageously serve and deserve our utmost honor and respect, especially during this time. Please join Angela and me as we pray for the officer's family, the people of San Marcos, and for our law enforcement officers around the state."  Continue reading...

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