Texas officer shot to death while serving warrant

An unidentified police officer in San Marcos Texas was shot dead in the line of duty Monday after while serving a warrant police said

Police have revealed the identity of an officer shot and killed while serving a warrant in Central Texas.

City officials said the body of Officer Kenneth Copeland, who was shot multiple times while serving a warrant Monday, was escorted from Austin at 3:30 p.m.to the Thomason Funeral Home.

The statement says Copeland was wearing a protective vest at the time of the shooting.

San Marcos city manager Bert Lumbreras said at the news conference that Copeland's colleagues were emotional after the shooting. Shortly after the officers arrive, the male suspect began firing at the officers, "much like in an ambush type of situation", Stapp said.

Police are not identifying the suspect until he can be taken before a judge and formally charged, Stapp said.

An unidentified police officer in San Marcos, Texas, was shot dead in the line of duty Monday after while serving a warrant, police said.

For people who live in the El Camino Real subdivision in San Marcos, Monday afternoon was met with a slew of of sirens and crime scene tape. The suspect was also shot at during the incident and was taken to a hospital in Austin, police said.

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The community is still grieving the loss of its first officer killed in the line of duty.

"Along with everyone learning of a San Marcos police officer's murder today, I am deeply troubled and saddened".

Officer Kenneth Copeland was struck multiple times during the exchange, forcing other officers to return gunfire toward Mettz.

"Ken's a hero", Stapp told reporters.

"Ken's a hero. Today was his day off". "They are a part of our family as well and they did a great job". "His picture is hanging in different parts of this police department because everyone here loved him".

A suspect is in custody following a shootout with law enforcement. They described him as a hard-working and well-liked member of the department and said he leaves behind a wife and four children.

"He worked just about every day off to provide for his kids and because he knows we're shorthanded and we need the help", said Chief Stapp.

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