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July 15, 2013
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Texas cop killed, second cop wounded after shootout

Officer Robert Hornsby, 32, succumbed to his injuries after the standoff ended, Juan E. Obregon Jr. was stable

By PoliceOne Staff

KILLEEN, Texas — One officer was killed and a second is in stable condition following a shootout that left the suspect dead Saturday night. 

Police responded to a call regarding a man threatening others at an apartment complex with a gun, and arrived to find the suspect, who has not yet been identified, according to

The suspect stood in a doorway with his arms up as police tried talking to him, but he suddenly retreated into the home and returned with an AK-47, fatally wounding Officer Robert Hornsby, 32, and injuring Juan E. Obregon, Jr., 33.

"It's awful. This officer was a great officer," said Killeen police spokeswoman Carroll Smith. "He was a friend , he was a good son, a good husband and a good father, a good brother, a great guy and he's going to be missed deeply."

Hornsby had served with the Killeen Police for four years, according to ODMP

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