Friday, April 06, 2012

Good Friday Turns Tragic - Austin Texas Police Officer Killed at Walmart

The officer was the father of two little girls ages 2 & 4. Godspeed officer.

AUSTIN, Texas - A police officer was shot and killed early Friday at a Walmart in Central Texas, and a suspect is in custody, police said.

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said the officer was shot in the neck and died at the scene.

The officer was responding to a call about a drunk man inside the store around 2:30 a.m., Acevedo said. The suspect attacked the officer as soon as he arrived at the store and the officer didn't have a chance to even pull out his own weapon.

"The suspect produced a semiautomatic pistol and shot the officer at point blank range," Acevedo said.

The police chief declined to provide the officer's name, but said he has two daughters, aged 2 and 6 years.

"This was a routine call," Acevedo said. "What makes our job deadly is that there is no routine call."

Two Walmart employees tackled and held the suspect and locked down the store until another police officer arrived to arrest him. Acevedo praised their actions, saying they did all they were supposed to do. He said store video captured the entire incident.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokeswoman Dianna Gee expressed sympathy for the officer's family and colleagues, and said the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer is proud of staff at the store.

"The associates displayed courage under these extreme circumstances," Gee said. She declined to provide more details about the shooting, referring questions to the police.

Austin city manager Chris Ott lamented the officer's death.

"It is a sad day for the city of Austin to lose a member of our family," Ott said.


Anonymous said...

Was there a sale on Air Jordans?

Anonymous said...

Will the police officer make the cover of people magazine? I doubt it.

Anonymous said...

There should be a riot in the streets with everyone holding signs with this officer's name on it demanding justice!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Texas will give the shooter the big sleep!

Anonymous said...

Awww how sad...thoughts and prayers go out to him and his famiy. RIP

Anonymous said...

Have some Respect. Assholes.

May the Arch Angel St. Michael welcome this brother into Peace.

I Voted For Obama said...

Too sad for my usual stupid Obama comment.

Anonymous said...

Poor kids and family. I'll say a prayer. At least Texas is not like Illinois where they go and get haircuts and other bullshit!!! In Texas they fry niggers so often no executions make the news or nothing it normal to do that! With that said this savage should be joining the 6ft and under club in less than 1 year!! Texas is no pussy state like Illinois that's why we are loaded with niggers and spics here

Out of the car Motherfucker!!! said...

Texas will execute this fuckhead!!! unlike Illinois they know how to take care of cop killers!!! Black, White, Spic, They just kill them! Fucking Democrat'that run Illinois fucked up the capitol punisment!!!

"Don't Fuck with Texas!!!"

Anonymous said...

Pray for all the families envolved. He shot a police officer in the line of his duty but many other families are subject to his terrible deed also I pray for all of them.