Texas officer fatally shot while responding to burglar alarm

The officer was shot above his body armor after a homeowner believed he was breaking into his house


By PoliceOne Staff

MIDLAND, Texas  — An officer was fatally shot while responding to a burglar alarm at a Texas home.

According to local news station CBS7, Officer Nathan Heidelberg was shot by the homeowner who believed his house was being broken into. 

Officer Nathan Heidelberg (Photo/ Midland Police Department)
Officer Nathan Heidelberg (Photo/ Midland Police Department)

Heidelberg along with his probationary officer and two other officers announced their presence at the front door of the home, but the homeowner shot toward a flashlight being held by Heidelberg, hitting him above his body armor.

The officer died of his injuries while being transported to the hospital.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting.

 

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