A Texas man has been charged with second-degree manslaughter after he reportedly admitted to shooting an officer with the Midland Police Department who had come to his home to investigate a home security alarm.
According to KWTX, David Charles Wilson told police that he was inside his home when he fired upon Officer Nathan Heidelberg, who was struck just above his ballistic vest.
Officer Heidelberg was transported to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his wounds a short time after the incident.
Reports indicate that Officer Heidelberg, a probationary officer he was training, and two other officers had responded to the alarm call in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Wilson's attorney—identified as Brian Carney—said in a written statement that Wilson thought a home invasion was underway and only fired to protect his family.
Officer Heidelberg had served with the Midland Police Department for five years.