A Killeen, Texas, police officer who was wounded during a Friday morning shooting at an apartment has died.
The officer, Charles "Chuck" Dinwiddie, was an 18-year veteran of the Killeen Police Department and a member of the SWAT team for 15 of those years.
Chief Dennis Baldwin told the Killeen Daily Herald, "Our community has suffered a great loss. Few people have touched the number of lives, in such a meaningful way, as Detective Dinwiddie," He went on to say, "As a dedicated professional, his service to the Killeen community was with honor, courage and unwavering loyalty."
Chief Prosecutor Néstor Martínez identified the attacker as José Aldemar Rojas, an ELN operative who had previously lost an arm in an explosives accident, according to The Associated Press. He was allegedly driving a 1993 Nissan SUV loaded with 175 pounds of pentolite, a highly explosive material.
Officer Jarius Daugherty said Atlanta Police officers have received multiple death threats after the death of 18-year-old D’ettrick Griffin, who was shot and killed by a plainclothes Atlanta officer when he attempted to steal his car at a gas station earlier this week.