San Marcos police officer killed and two others injured in ‘ambush’ shooting Saturday

Megan Armstrong San Antonio News

The officers were responding to an assault/domestic disturbance call at a San Marcos apartment complex.

Published 11:20 pm CDT, Saturday, April 18, 2020

A San Marcos police officer was shot and killed and two others wounded when responding to a possible domestic dispute Saturday evening, according to a news release.

Police were called to an apartment complex on the 2900 block of Hunter Road about 6 p.m. in San Marcos. According to the release, the suspect, who later died of a self-inflected gun shot, ambushed the officers when he opened fire on them with a rifle.

“We are heartbroken to make this announcement,” said Interim San Marcos Police Chief Bob Klett. “We ask for your support for our fellow officers and their families as we try to cope with yet another tragic event in our San Marcos Police family.”

The unidentified officer died at the scene and two others were transported to Ascension Seton Hays Hospital in nearby Kyle where they underwent surgery. There has been no update on their conditions.

Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement that the incident is a somber reminder of the service and sacrifice that law enforcement officers make every day.

“I ask all Texans to join Cecilia and me in praying for the officer killed and for those injured, and for the continued safety of all law enforcement officers who protect our communities,” Abbott wrote.

San Marcos officials say they will provide further information at a news conference Sunday morning.