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Officials: Texas police chief kills self when served warrant

6 months 1 day 9 hours ago Friday, August 23 2019 Aug 23, 2019 August 23, 2019 8:55 PM August 23, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

BRUCEVILLE-EDDY, Texas (AP) - Officials say the police chief of a small Central Texas town shot and killed themselves when Texas Rangers arrived at his home.

McLennan County Sheriff Paul McNamara tells KCEN-TV of Temple that Rangers met Marlin Police Chief Nathan Sodek on the porch of his Bruceville-Eddy home about noon Friday to serve him with a warrant. McNamara says Sodek, who was 30, turned and ran back into his house, got a handgun and killed himself.

McNamara says the Rangers had been investigating Sodek on sexual assault allegations.

Sodek was named interim police chief in October 2018 and was given the job permanently last November.

Home to about 1,700 residents, Bruceville-Eddy is 18 miles southwest of Waco and 20 miles west of Marlin, which is home to about 5,600 residents.

Information from: KCEN-TV, http://www.kcentv.com

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