A Kingsville, TX, police officer was shot responding to a domestic Monday evening and airlifted to a Corpus Christi hospital.

Officer Sherman Benys, a 19-year veteran of the department, is in the intensive care unit. He spent several hours in surgery and received as much as 18 units of blood, according to relatives.  

Officers were able to arrest the suspect shortly after the shooting, KIII reports.

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Police Department, Kleberg County Sheriffs Office, County Attorney Task Force, Texas Rangers and the Texas Department of Public Safety are assisting in the investigations.