Killeen police officer Robert ‘Bobby’ Hornsby was shot and killed while participating in a SWAT stand-off at an apartment complex in the 1600 block of Grandon Drive before midnight.
Earlier in the evening a resident in the complex displayed a weapon as he confronted several people who were using the pool. When initial units arrived the subject barricaded brandished an AK-47 rifle and barricaded himself in his apartment. The agency’s Tactical Response Unit was deployed and arrived at the scene approximately one hour after the initial call.
As members of the tactical unit attempted to make contact with the man, the subject fired one shot and then opened the apartment door with his hands up. When the subject refused to exit the apartment the tactical team moved in to subdue him. The man backed further into the apartment, grabbed the rifle, and opened fire. Officer Hornsby and another officer were wounded before the subject was killed by return fire. Source: ODMP
Officer Bobby Hornsby, who served with the Killeen Police Department for four years, is survived by his wife and two children. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Hornsby’s family.