Another gentleman goes off the rails due to lockdown-related psychosis.
Actually, on second thought, I think he just went off the rails because he’s a beaner.
Officials have identified the officers and a suspect involved in a fatal shooting in San Marcos on Saturday evening.
One officer was killed and two others were critically injured when they responded to a domestic disturbance call at the Twin Lake Villas Apartments around 6:05 p.m. Saturday, police said. The suspect, preliminarily identified as Alfredo Perez Delacruz, attacked police with a rifle before dying of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot, officials said.
Officer Justin Putnam, 31, was killed. He graduated from Texas State University and joined the San Marcos Police Department in 2014. Hailing from Austin, Putnam was engaged to be married and was the son of an Austin Fire Department veteran.
“We lost a fine young man, faithful officer and friend last night,” interim Police Chief Bob Klett said. “Our hearts are heavy as we pray for Justin Putnam’s family and for our two officers fighting for their lives today.”
Officers Franco Stewart and Justin Mueller were injured in the ambush. Both are in critical but stable condition at Ascension Seton Hays hospital in Kyle, police said.
Stewart, 27, joined the San Marcos Police Department in December after serving with the McAllen Police Department for two years in addition to a brief stint with U.S. Border Patrol.
Mueller, 38, has been with the department for 13 years, starting as a telecommunications operator in 2007. He became an officer in June 2019.
Officers believe Delacruz, 46, used several aliases and are still working to confirm his identity and criminal record.