Eden, TX. – Two Concho County Sheriff’s deputies were shot and killed Monday night after a pursuit and standoff.
Authorities say the deputies were shot and killed after the suspect led them on a short pursuit and then barricaded himself inside a building. This led to a standoff that resulted in the two deputies being shot and killed. A third person was hurt and taken to a local hospital in unknown condition. Neither the deputies or the third victim have yet been identified.
The suspect, 28-year-old Jeffrey Nicholas, was taken into custody and booked into jail charged with two counts of capital murder of a peace officer. He is being held on a $4 million bond.
This is a developing story with limited information, check back for updates. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the deputies’ families, department, and community.
Please join us this morning in lifting up in prayer our Brothers and Sisters with the Concho County Sheriff's Office. Two of their deputies were killed in a shootout late Monday night in Eden. We will never forget their sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/pTiTVVrWf2
— Frisco Police (@FriscoPD) May 11, 2021
We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Concho County Sherriff Department on the loss of two of their deputies in the line of duty Monday evening.
— Lubbock Police Dept. (@LubbockPolice) May 11, 2021
@PearlandPD is saddened to have learned of the two Concho County Deputies who were shot and killed in the line of duty late Monday night. Please keep their families and friends and the brave men and women of the Concho County Sheriff’s Office in your prayers. pic.twitter.com/uNDwCc6fLu
— Pearland Police (@PearlandPD) May 11, 2021