Two Texas deputies killed in shootout ID'd
Deputy Samuel Leonard and Sgt. Stephen Jones were responding to a neighborhood complaint that escalated to gunfire
Duty Death: Deputy Samuel Leonard and Sgt. Stephen Jones - [Concho County, Texas]
End of Service: 05/10/2021
By Suzie Ziegler
EDEN, Texas — Two Texas deputies who were killed in the line of duty Monday have been identified as Deputy Samuel Leonard and Sgt. Stephen Jones.
In a Facebook update on Tuesday, the Concho County Sheriff’s Office named the slain deputies and announced funeral details.
The deputies were shot while responding to a neighborhood complaint about a dog, according to KLST. That complaint led to an altercation, which resulted in their deaths. A city employee was also injured, KLST reported.
The suspect, 28-year-old Jeffrey Nicholas, has been charged with two counts of capital murder of a peace officer.