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 boy. 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.”
If he treated his family like that, imagine how he treated members of the public that he interacted with while on duty! And by the way, don’t they have a vetting process at San Marcos PD?
Anyway, 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.
Not well at all.
The good news is he had handed an infant child off to another person before engaging in gunplay.
The bad news is that many if not most of his immediate family saw what happened next. 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.
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.
Hopefully his death will give them a chance at a decent life without constant abuse.