A Killeen police shooting has seen two police officers injured, with one being left in critical condition in Texas on Friday. A 49-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman have been arrested for allegedly shooting the officers, and they are being held pending charges being brought in a Killeen City jail cell.
Killeen is right next to the Fort Hood Army base, which has suffered two mass shootings since just 2009. Killeen has about 135,000 residents.
Authorities have not released many details about the shooting on Friday so far, but it is believed the incident took place at about 5.30 a.m. local time.
According to reports, a SWAT team and officers from a regional organized crime task force surrounded an apartment on the 1100 block of Circle M Drive in Killeen.
Authorities served as search warrant, but as they did so, someone in the residence opened fire.
Four officers were in fact hit by bullets, but two were left uninjured thanks to their bullet proof vests. Two others were seriously injured, with one in critical condition.
The two injured officers' names have not yet been made public, but one of the two – a male officer, who is reportedly an 18-year veteran of the Killeen PD was initially in serious condition, but was later downgraded to critical condition as his situation deteriorated.
One local resident identifying herself as M. Simpson reported, "I haven't had conversations with them, but I've talked to them just saying 'hey.' My husband had a birthday party and everybody came, and he was one of them. He seemed weird, but I didn't think he was that stirred to do all that."