San Marcos Police officer killed during domestic disturbance call

Published: Apr. 20, 2020 at 4:55 AM CDT
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The San Marcos Police Department in Texas held a press conference after they lost one of their own during a shooting incident over the weekend.

Three officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at around 6 p.m. Saturday.

When responding at an apartment complex, the suspect allegedly ambushed officers with a rifle.

Two officers were taken to the hospital, undergoing surgery, and the other officer, Justin Putnam, was killed in the line of duty.

The suspect also died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The interim police chief of the SMPD said Putnam was a faithful officer and friend.

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