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San Marcos police officer shot and killed while serving warrant

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SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas police officer was shot multiple times and killed Monday while he was serving a warrant on a suspect, according to a police statement.
    
Officer Kenneth Copeland, 58, was a 19-year veteran of the San Marcos Police Department, said Police Chief Chase Stapp at a news conference. He was wearing a protective vest when he was shot and died about 3:50 p.m. shortly after arriving at Central Texas Medical Center, Stapp said.
    
The suspect, wounded at least once by gunfire, surrendered after a short standoff and was taken to a hospital in nearby Austin, Stapp said. It was unclear, he said, if the wound was self-inflicted or the result of police gunfire.
    
Officials did not disclose the identity of the suspect nor the charge for which he was wanted.

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