Official: 2 deputies killed in central Texas town

The officers were involved in a pursuit that ended with the suspect fleeing and barricading himself in his home after a shootout.


By Bill Hancock
Brownwood Bulletin, Texas

EDEN, Texas — National Police Week starts with tragedy for local area law enforcement. Two Concho County deputies were killed in a shootout overnight. The officers were involved in a pursuit that ended with the suspect fleeing and barricading himself in his home after a shootout.

The Standoff and shooting

According to reports, the deputies pulled Jeffrey over and ordered him to roll down his window and put his hands up. Jeffrey refused to comply and fled in his vehicle. A short pursuit ensued which ended at Jeffrey's home. Witnesses are reporting that several gunshots were heard as Jeffrey fled into his home, where he barricaded himself.

During the resulting shootout two deputies were killed and a civilian is reported to have been wounded in the stomach.

The standoff lasted approximately 30 minutes.

The suspect has been arrested, with no further details available. There are multiple agencies on the scene assisting with the investigation.

The suspect has been identified as Nicholas Jeffrey. He was booked for Capital Murder of a Police Officer.

 

Funeral services for Concho County Deputy Samuel Leonard Badge #2402 will be Monday May 17th 2021 at the First Baptist...

Posted by Concho County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Eden mayor ends standoff

It's been reported by KTXS that the mayor of Eden, Pete Torres, who lives near the suspect's home, convinced the suspect to surrender.

The timeline of events as well as other details are still developing as new information is released by police.

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