San Marcos police officer shot and killed while serving warrant

San Marcos Police Department Officer Ken Copeland. (San Marcos Police Department)

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — UPDATE: The officer has now been identified as Ken Copeland.

Officials say that Copeland was a father of four and is the first San Marcos police officer to be killed in the line of duty.

During a press conference officials stated that Copeland was working on his day off on Monday.
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A Texas police officer has died after being shot multiple times by a suspect while serving a warrant.

A San Marcos city official said the officer, who has not been named, died Monday afternoon following the altercation in San Marcos, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Austin, Texas. A news release from the city says a suspect is in custody and is being treated for a gunshot wound after a standoff with SWAT members from the San Marcos police and Hays County Sheriff's Office.

According to the release, the officer was serving the warrant with other officers and was wearing a protective vest. He died from his injuries about 3:50 p.m. after being transported to the Central Texas Medical Center.