Texas Rangers say deputies killed in Concho County during altercation that began with dog complaint


Jeffrey Nicholas, 28, is charged with two counts of Capital Murder of Peace Officer after two officers were killed in Concho County Monday night. (Photo: Tom Green County Jail)

EDEN, Texas (KLST/KSAN)  Investigators say a complaint about a dog caused an altercation that led to the death of two Concho County deputies and the injury of a city employee.

Jeffrey Nicholas, 28, was booked into the Tom Green County Jail Tuesday morning on two counts of Capital Murder of a Peace Officer in connection to a shooting that happened in Eden Monday night.

Texas Rangers released information on the shooting, saying Concho County deputies arrived at a home on the 100 block of Bryan Street to respond to a dog complaint around 8:20 p.m.

During the investigation into this complaint, Nicholas was contacted and an altercation ensued, escalating to gunfire. Two deputies were killed and an Eden city employee sustained serious injuries. Their identities have not been released.

Bonds totaling $2 million each have been set for each of Nicolas’ Capital Murder charges.

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