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.