Two central Texas sheriff deputies were killed and a city employee was critically wounded while they were responding to a complaint about dogs at the suspect’s home.
The suspect was taken into custody after the attack in Eden, roughly 210 miles southwest of Dallas.
Neighbors claim there are six dogs that viciously terrorized the neighborhood where the shooting took place.
The two county sheriff’s deputies and a city employee arrived at the home on Monday night at 8:40pm. While making contact with people at a home, ‘an altercation occurred and quickly escalated to gunfire’.
The standoff lasted for about 30 minutes.
Jeffrey Nicholas, 28, was arrested at the scene on two counts of capital murder of a peace officer.
Eden Mayor Pete Torres, who lives around the corner from the crime scene, helped defuse the situation and convince Nicholas to surrender, local reports said.