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Texas Police Officer Killed In Home Invasion Just Months Before Retirement

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Robert Donachie Capitol Hill and Health Care Reporter

A Texas police office was shot and killed Monday while calling in a suspected robbery underway at his home in Austin.

Travis County Sergeant Craig Hutchinson was set to retire this September after 32 years of service as a police officer. Just minutes after finishing his shift, Hutchinson received a radio call that people had broken into his home in suburban Austin, reported Reuters.

Responding to the scene just ten minutes after the call, police deputies found a fatally wounded Hutchinson near his home with a gunshot wound.

The Travis County Sheriff’s office has said that there is “no indication that this was a targeted killing,” and added that the office has identified “two suspects but no one had been arrested.”

This month alone has seen fatal shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge. No word yet on the motivations behind the attack on Sergeant Hutchinson.

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