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Suspect in custody for Texas officer's murder

Henry Goedrich Magee, 28, is suspected of capital murder for the death of Sgt. Adam Sowders

Associated Press

CALDWELL, Texas  — Authorities in Central Texas have identified a 28-year-old man they are accusing of killing a sheriff's deputy serving a warrant.

The Burleson County Sheriff's Office on Friday said that Henry Goedrich Magee has been arrested on suspicion of capital murder of a peace officer in the death of Sgt. Adam Sowders.

Sgt. Adam Sowders (Photo courtesy Burleson County Sheriff's Office)
Sgt. Adam Sowders (Photo courtesy Burleson County Sheriff's Office)

Authorities say Sowders was part of a team of deputies at a rural home east of Somerville, about 90 miles northwest of Houston. Gunfire rang out shortly after the deputies entered the home just before 6 a.m. Thursday.

Magee is being held on $1 million bond, pending his indictment.

A person who answered the phone at Magee's residence Friday declined to comment or say if Magee had an attorney.

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