One San Marcos Police Department officer was killed and two others injured in the line of duty while responding to an assault/domestic disturbance at at Twin Lake Villas Apartments in San Marcos on Saturday.
Officers responded to the 911 call on Saturday and were ambushed by a suspect with a rifle.
Officer Justin R. Putnam was killed in the line of duty. Officer Franco C. Stewart and Officer Justin P. Mueller are both in critical but stable condition following surgeries.
San Marcos PD said in a statement, “Officer Putnam was with SMPD for more than five years. Words can never adequately express our profound sorrow for Officer Putnam’s family and loved ones. To say he will be missed is an understatement.”
Police report that the suspect is deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.