Killeen, Texas Police Officer Robert Hornsby Shot and Killed by Crazed Man with AK-47 Assault Rifle

Published by on July 16, 2013


Killeen, Texas Police Officer Robert “Bobby” Hornsby, 32, was fatally wounded when a man wielding an AK-47 open fired on officers who were attempting to take him into custody.

Officers were called to Grandon Manor Apartments in Killeen at 11:40 p.m. Saturday where the man allegedly threatened people at the apartment complex pool with a firearm. A Tactical Response Unit was called to the scene when the man was uncooperative with officers who responded.

The man approached his door as if he were willing to be taken into custody, but when officers approached, he went back into his apartment and retrieved an AK-47.

Hornsby and the suspect were killed in a firefight that followed. Officer Juan E. Obregon Jr., 33, suffered a serious a gunshot wound to the leg. He is now in stable condition.
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