An ex cop named Kyle Lobo “voluntarily” resigned from the San Marcos, Texas Police Department in October after “head-butting” his wife and punching and kicking an 11-year-old child. Upon his arrest at the time of the incidents, he
was fired resigned. He was free on bond after being charged for injuring a child and “continuous family violence against a family member.”
Late on Christmas Eve, Lobo celebrated the season by getting drunk while carrying and waving around a handgun. Police responded after Lobo allegedly assaulted another resident of the complex in which he lived. One thing led to another and Lobo pulled a gun on his former fellow officers. That didn’t go well for him.
The good news is he had handed an infant child off to another person before engaging in gunplay. He was shot repeatedly by police and later died at the local hospital.
Fortunately, none of the officers involved were physically wounded, although killing someone, particularly a former fellow cop, has to take a toll psychologically.
San Marcos police shoot, kill ex-officer after he pulled a gun on them https://t.co/OUgTNObFRs
— Austin Statesman (@statesman) December 25, 2022
From the Austin American-Statesman . . .
A woman called 911 and told the operator that Kyle Lobo, 36, had been drinking and holding a gun at the Grand at Stonecreek apartments, according to authorities. The caller also claimed that Lobo had assaulted a resident, San Marcos police said in a statement.
Officers encountered Lobo outside of the apartment holding a child, police said, and Lobo eventually handed the child to the 911 caller.
Lobo then drew a handgun, and police shot him, police said. First responders took Lobo to Ascension Seton Hays hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
This sounds like a possible case of “suicide by cop.” Whatever was (or wasn’t) going through Lobo’s mind, he’s given the children in his household the memory of seeing their father shot to death on Christmas. That’s not something they’ll ever be able to forget.