Officer Sherman Benys - (Photo: Facebook Public Profile)

Officer Sherman Benys

(Photo: Facebook Public Profile)

Kingsville, TX, Officer Sherman Benys died Thursday morning of gunshot wounds he suffered while responding to a domestic disturbance on Monday. 

Benys served with the Kingsville Police Department for 19 years. A GoFundMe has been set up in support of the Benys family.

Benys was one of several officers who responded to a domestic dispute in Kingsville Monday. During the incident Alfredo DeLeon, 40, opened fire on the officers and mortally wounding Benys, police say.

The wounded officer was airlifted to a Corpus Christi hospital.

The suspect was taken into custody shortly after the incident.