Man charged for death of Texas LEO responding to burglar alarm

A man is charged with manslaughter after shooting an officer who was responding to his home security alarm

Associated Press

MIDLAND, Texas — A West Texas man is charged with second-degree manslaughter after authorities say he admitted shooting at a police officer who had come to his home to investigate a home security alarm.

An arrest affidavit says David Charles Wilson told an investigator that he was inside his Midland home early Tuesday when he fired toward Officer Nathan Heidelberg.

Officer Nathan Heidelberg
Officer Nathan Heidelberg (Photo/ Midland Police Department)

Heidelberg, a five-year police veteran, was shot just above his protective vest. He later died at a hospital.

Wilson was taken to the Midland County jail and later released after posting bond.

Authorities say other officers heard Heidelberg loudly announce that police were at the home before the shot was fired.

But Wilson's attorney, Brian Carney, said in a statement obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that Wilson thought a home invasion was underway and only fired to protect his family.

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