UPDATE: Waco Police have released the name of the person accused of shooting and killing a man and then firing at police Tuesday at the Rex-Plex Apartments.
Officers say 76-year-old Ent Wright shot and killed 65-year-old Alva Stem, Jr. around 10 a.m. Tueday.
Officers found Stem with two gunshot wounds to the abdomen.
Officers learned Wright barricaded himself inside his apartment, so they immediately requested Waco PD SWAT and negotiators to the scene. Chief Sheryl Victorian says this is when Wright came out with a 12 gauge shotgun and fired at officers. They returned fire and hit the man, who died on the way to the hospital.
No officers were hurt during this incident. A total of nine officers discharged their weapons in response to the suspect’s actions.
These officers have been placed on administrative leave, as is normal procedures during Officer Involved Shooting Investigations.
The officer-involved shooting investigation will be conducted jointly by the Texas Rangers and Waco PD’s Special Crimes Unit. The initial shooting call will be investigated by Waco PD’s Special Crimes Unit.
Source: Waco Police Department