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The Killeen Police Department received a 911 call at 11:40pm on Saturday, July 13, 2013, telling officers there was a man causing a disturbance in the pool area of the Grandon Manor Apartments located at 1611 Grandon Dr.

The officers arrived at the complex to find the male inside apartment #6E holding a long rifle in a threatening manner. The Tactical Response Unit was deployed to 1611 Grandon Dr. at 11:56pm. The tactical officers were attempting to speak with the armed male when he fired one shot. The male then came to the door with his hands up but failed to come outside, the officers attempted to take the suspect into custody when he backed into his apartment and armed himself with the AK47 and began shooting at the officers.

Two Killeen Police Tactical officers were wounded; officers returned fire killing the suspect. One officer was stabilized, the second officer succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at 1:27am.

“This community experienced the loss of one of Killeen’s finest. The days ahead will be challenging, but for now, we are mourning the loss of a great officer. Our hearts and prayers go out to the officer’s family during this difficult time” said Chief Dennis Baldwin.

Read more at Statesman.com.

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