UPDATE: The San Marcos Police Officer fatally shot today has been identified as Kenneth Copeland. Officials declined to release any information on the suspect, who is in custody.
The city of San Marcos has issued a statement has on the fatal shooting of one of their officers:
A San Marcos Police Officer was shot and killed Monday afternoon while serving a warrant in the El Camino Real subdivision. The officer’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
He and other SMPD officers were serving a warrant in the subdivision when the suspect shot him multiple times. The officer was wearing his protective vest and was transported to Central Texas Medical Center immediately.
The officer was pronounced deceased at 3:50 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Joann Prado.
A suspect is in custody following a standoff with the San Marcos/Hays County SWAT. The suspect was shot during the standoff and has been transported to an Austin hospital.
The San Marcos Police Department will hold a press conference at the SMPD headquarters, 2300 S. IH-35, at 6 p.m.