FIRST ON CBS7: Company of suspect charged in officer shooting releases statement
Unitex Oil & Gas, L.L.C. has released the following statement to CBS7:
“We are deeply saddened by the events that took place this week, resulting in the death of Midland Officer Heidelberg. At Unitex Oil & Gas, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the fallen officer and all of those affected by this devastating incident. As a Midland-based company, we take great pride in supporting the community where our employees live and work and will continue to do so during this difficult time.”
David Charles Wilson, the man police have charged with manslaughter in the death of a fellow officer, is a local oil and gas investment company CEO, according to a reporter at HEAVY.com.
Wilson was arrested on Tuesday morning and charged with shooting and killing Midland Police Officer Hayden Heidelberg. A City of Midland spokesperson says he and three other officers responded to Wilson's house overnight to check out a burglar alarm call. When they arrived, they went to the front door and loudly announced who they were. The city says Wilson aimed at Heidelberg, who was carrying a flashlight and shot him above his bullet-proof vest. He died at the hospital around 8:30 am.
HEAVY.com reporter Tom Cleary, who is a former reporter at the Connecticut Post and a former editor at the Register Citizen and New Haven Register, says Wilson is 37-years-old, is married and has three children.
Wilson is the president and CEO of Unitex Oil & Gas LLC, an energy investment company based in Midland, according to his Linkedin profile.
He was profiled in Forbes Magazine approximately eight years ago as one of it's 30 Under 30 best in the field of energy.
According to the Unitex website, “Wilson bought his first west Texas oil wells at the ripe age of 20. Now in his early 30's he has over 250 wells producing about 450 bbl per day.
Wilson was released from jail on a $75,000 bond.