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Texas officer shot to death while serving warrant

58-year-old Officer Kenneth Copeland died Monday afternoon after being shot multiple times


Associated Press

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Police have revealed the identity of an officer shot and killed while serving a warrant in Central Texas.

A statement issued by San Marcos, Texas, officials said 58-year-old Officer Kenneth Copeland died Monday afternoon after being shot multiple times by a suspect while Copeland was serving a warrant.

This undated image provided by the City of San Marcos shows officer Kenneth Copeland. (City of San Marcos via AP)
This undated image provided by the City of San Marcos shows officer Kenneth Copeland. (City of San Marcos via AP)

The statement says Copeland was wearing a protective vest at the time of the shooting.

At a news conference, Police Chief Chase Stapp said Copeland had been with the department for 19 years.

Stapp said the suspect, who also had at least one gunshot wound, surrendered after a brief standoff and was taken to a hospital. Stapp said it was unclear if the wound was self-inflicted or inflicted by police gunfire.

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