San Marcos Police Officer Fatally Shot Serving Warrant, Suspect in Custody - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

News from around the state of Texas

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

Officer shot multiple times serving an arrest warrant; suspect reportedly taken into custody

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    A San Marcos police officer is dead after being shot while serving a warrant Monday, police say. (Published Monday, Dec. 4, 2017)

    A Texas police officer has died after being shot multiple times by a suspect while serving a warrant.

    A San Marcos city official said the officer, identified as 58-year-old Kenneth Copeland, died Monday afternoon following the altercation in San Marcos, about 30 miles south of Austin, Texas.

    The San Marcos Police Chief Chase Stapp said Copeland had been with the department for 19 years.

    RAW VIDEO: San Marcos Officer Killed Serving Warrant, Suspect ArrestedRAW VIDEO: San Marcos Officer Killed Serving Warrant, Suspect Arrested

    A San Marcos police officer is dead after being shot while serving a warrant Monday, police say.

    (Published Monday, Dec. 4, 2017)

    A news release from the city says a suspect is in custody and is being treated for a gunshot wound after a standoff with SWAT members from the San Marcos police and Hays County Sheriff's Office. Right now it's unclear if the wound was self-inflicted or if the suspect was shot by police.

    According to the release, the officer was serving the warrant with other officers and was wearing a protective vest. He died from his injuries about 3:50 p.m. after being transported to the Central Texas Medical Center.

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott released a statement shortly after the shooting happened.

    "Today we grieve for the family of the fallen San Marcos police officer, and we vow swift justice for the killer. The men and women in law enforcement put their lives on the line every day to protect and to serve our communities, and we will never forget their sacrifices. Cecilia and I extend our heartfelt condolences to the officer’s family and to the entire San Marcos Police Department."Gov. Greg Abbott

    Check back and refresh this page for the latest update. As this story is developing, elements may change.

    Get the latest from NBC DFW anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android