Eden, Texas – Two Concho County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies were fatally shot on Monday night.
Police said the suspect led officers on a short pursuit before barricading himself inside a building, Concho Valley Homepage reported.
Two law enforcement officers were fatally shot during the standoff that followed, police said.
One civilian was injured during the exchange of gunfire and was subsequently rushed to Shannon Medical Center, Concho Valley Homepage reported.
The condition of the person who was wounded is unknown.
The gunman has been apprehended, Concho Valley Homepage reported.
The motive for the attack is unknown.
The law enforcement officers who were killed worked for the CCSO, but their identities have not been released, KLBK reported.
The fallen deputies’ bodies will be escorted to Lubbock for autopsy by a procession of law enforcement officers on Tuesday morning.
Witnesses told San Angelo LIVE that they saw police pull a vehicle over and that they heard officers tell the driver to “roll your window down and then put up your hands.”
The witnesses said the driver sped off and went to a nearby residence before they heard approximately 10 gunshots.
The gunman later surrendered, San Angelo LIVE reported.
Prayers going out to the Concho County Sheriffs Department in the tragic loss of two deputies. pic.twitter.com/DvAjCS6aJq— Angelo State Police (@ASUPD) May 11, 2021
Please join us this morning in lifting up in prayer our Brothers and Sisters with the Concho County Sheriff's Office. Two of their deputies were killed in a shootout late Monday night in Eden. We will never forget their sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/pTiTVVrWf2— Frisco Police (@FriscoPD) May 11, 2021
Today we mourn the loss of two Concho County Deputies. We honor the fallen during National Police Week. pic.twitter.com/gsVhJoBoLE— LagoVistaPD (@LagoVistaPD) May 11, 2021
To my brother in law enforcement and my uncle who was once a sheriff in Oklahoma. I love you all. Most of my family is LE back home. To my Texas LE family I love you all my prayers are with our Texas police families this morning in Concho County. https://t.co/co9aM4GmU7— Central Texas Fires (@TexasFires) May 11, 2021
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