Texas Police Officer Fatally Shot While Serving Warrant


TEXAS — A San Marcos Police Officer was shot and killed Monday afternoon while serving a warrant in the Cottonwood Creek subdivision. The officer’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

He and other SMPD officers were serving a warrant in the subdivision when the suspect shot him multiple times. The officer was wearing his protective vest and was transported to Central Texas Medical Center immediately.

The officer was pronounced deceased at 3:50 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Joann Prado.

A suspect is in custody following a standoff with the San Marcos/Hays County SWAT. The suspect was shot during the standoff and has been transported to an Austin hospital.

The San Marcos Police Department will hold a press conference at the SMPD headquarters, 2300 S. IH-35, at 6 p.m.