Jeffrey Nicholas Wiki – Jeffrey Nicholas Biography
Jeffrey Nicholas is the man accused of killing two Concho County Sheriff’s Deputies and injuring an Eden City employee who were dispatched to speak with him about a dog complaint, according to a statement from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Two deputies were killed and an Eden city employee was injured were responding to a dog complaint at 8:40 p.m. on Monday night, according to a statement from the Concho County Sheriff’s Office.
While making contact with individuals at the residence, an altercation occurred and quickly escalated into gunfire.
A standoff lasted for roughly 30 minutes, according to witnesses on the scene.
Nicholas was booked into the Tom Green County Jail. His bond is set at $4 million.
Gov. Abbott responded to the deaths on Twitter:
Our hearts go out to the family & friends of 2 Concho County Sheriff’s deputies who were killed in the line of duty last night.
This terrible loss is a solemn reminder of the risks our brave law enforcement officers face while protecting our communities. https://t.co/VMAMUGffRR
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 11, 2021
Two Concho County Sheriff’s Deputies were killed in a shootout late Monday night in Eden, Texas, according to law enforcement on Facebook.
A crime scene on the northeast side of Eden has been taped off, according to San Angelo LIVE, who is also reporting that one civilian was also shot in the stomach and rushed to Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo.
Deputies pulled the suspect over and shouted “Roll your window down and then put up your hands,” witnesses told San Angelo LIVE!
According to witnesses, the driver fled and barricaded himself in his home around the corner.
Witnesses then told San Angelo LIVE that they heard nine or ten gunshots.
Eden Mayor Pete Torres, who lives near the scene, convinced the suspect to surrender, according to reports. The shooter was barricaded for about 30 minutes during the standoff.
Lubbock Police Department organized a procession to escort the bodies of the officers. Video of the procession showed a long line of emergency vehicles escorting the bodies.
“The Lubbock Police Department is heartbroken at the loss of two Concho County Sheriff’s Deputies who were killed in the line of duty Monday evening,” they wrote.
Lubbock Police shared details of the route, and asked the public to “lift up the families, both blood and blue, of these two heroes.”
“When a police officer is killed, it’s not an agency that loses an officer, it’s an entire nation,” Officer Down Memorial Page Founder Chris Cosgriff wrote on the website.
🚨 Please pray for the families and friends of the two Concho County Deputies who were shot and killed in the line of duty last evening.
— National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) (@GLFOP) May 11, 2021