PHOTOS: Scenes following deadly shooting of San Marcos officer

First responders on Valero Drive in San Marcos following the deadly shooting of a San Marcos police officer. The suspect in the shooting was also shot. (KXAN Viewer Photo)
First responders on Valero Drive in San Marcos following the deadly shooting of a San Marcos police officer. The suspect in the shooting was also shot. (KXAN Viewer Photo)

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — A San Marcos police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty the afternoon of Monday, Dec. 4.

Photos from the scene showed law enforcement descend upon Valero Drive in the El Camino Real neighborhood in San Marcos, about two miles from downtown, where the shooting happened.

The suspect was also shot following a standoff with the San Marcos-Hays County SWAT team.

The deceased officer, Kenneth Copeland, 58, has been called a hero by the police chief.

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