Man Who Fired At College Station Police During A Search Warrant Is Killed

Screen shot from the College Station police department's Facebook page.
Screen shot from the College Station police department's Facebook page.

College Station police officers were shot at Wednesday morning while attempting to serve a search warrant.

Police chief Billy Couch said one officer returned fire at a man who fired a shotgun.

The man with the shotgun was killed. He was identified as 22 year old Mark Bennett Hopkins of College Station

Couch said the gunfire took place inside a duplex on Spring Loop.

There were no injuries to any of the CSPD officers or to three other occupants inside the duplex.

The chief says this was one of an undisclosed number of locations where search warrants were being served as part of what he said was a “complex investigation”. No other information was provided about the nature of the investigation.

Wednesday afternoon, CSPD announced two arrests on undisclosed charges from a search at another location.

At the site of the gunfire, Spring Loop near the Texas A&M system building was blocked to traffic between 6 and 10 a.m.

Couch says the Texas Rangers are investigating the officer involved shooting.

The officer who returned fire is on paid administrative leave.

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Original story:

College Station police report an officer involved shooting Wednesday morning.

This took place while a search warrant was being served at a residence on Spring Loop near the Texas A&M system building.

CSPD has not released if there were any casualties.

The gunfire resulted in closing Spring Loop between 6 and 10 a.m.

CSPD has announced there will be a formal news briefing later in the day.