A Central Texas police officer has died after being shot in the face Friday while trying to serve a narcotics warrant.
The Killeen Police Department said Detective Charles "Chuck" Dinwiddie died Sunday afternoon at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple.
He was an 18-year veteran of the force who had also served on the SWAT team for 15 years.
"Our community has suffered a great loss.Few people have touched the number of lives, in such a meaningful way, as Detective Dinwiddie.As a dedicated professional, his service to the Killeen community was with honor, courage, and unwavering loyalty.Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time,” said Chief Dennis Baldwin.
Dinwiddie and his unit were breaching a window Friday when they came under fire. Dinwiddie was shot in the face. Another officer was shot in the femur, and two others were hit, but received minor injuries thanks to their safety equipment. The suspect, 49-year-old Marvin Louis Guy of Killeen, remains in Bell County Jail charged with three counts of attempted capital murder.
Jail records do not list an attorney for Guy, who's held on $3 million bond.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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