UPDATE: San Marcos Police Department officer killed, 2 officers wounded

San Marcos police are investigating an incident and have closed Hunter Road. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
San Marcos police are investigating an incident and have closed Hunter Road. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

San Marcos police are investigating an incident and have closed Hunter Road. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

UPDATED 9:36 p.m. April 18

The city of San Marcos confirmed one of its officers was shot and killed and two others were wounded at Twin Lake Villas Apartments, 2917 Hunter Road, on April 18.

The city said in a release that the suspected shooter is deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police were called to an assault/domestic disturbance at 6:05 p.m. Saturday night. During the course of responding, the suspect ambushed officers with a rifle.

"We are heartbroken to make this announcement," interim San Marcos Police Chief Bob Klett said in the release. "We ask for your support for our fellow officers and their families as we try to cope with yet another tragic event in our San Marcos police family."


The two wounded officers were transported to Ascension Seton Hays in Kyle, where they had surgery. All families have been notified, according to the city.

A press conference is planned for 10 a.m. April 19.

Original story

The city of San Marcos said the area of Hunter Road between Reimer Avenue and McCarty Lane has been secured and there is now no risk to the public. At 7:13 p.m. the city’s Twitter account reported a police incident was underway and people needed to shelter in place and avoid the area as it was not safe.

At 7:43 p.m., the city on Twitter said the investigation continues and people are asked to avoid the area, and there is no additional threat to the public. The area is west of I-35 between Wonder World Drive and McCarty Lane.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.