Texas officer fatally shot while responding to burglar alarm

The officer was shot above his body armor after a homeowner believed he was breaking into his house

By Police1 Staff

MIDLAND, Texas  — An officer was fatally shot while responding to a burglar alarm at a Texas home.

According to local news station CBS7, Officer Nathan Heidelberg was shot by the homeowner who believed his house was being broken into. 

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

Heidelberg along with his probationary officer and two other officers announced their presence at the front door of the home, but the homeowner shot toward a flashlight being held by Heidelberg, hitting him above his body armor.

The officer died of his injuries while being transported to the hospital.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting.


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