Firefighter Fatalities, Health & Safety

TX Firefighter Shot and Killed During Emergency Response

Firefighter fatality

An 18-year-old firefighter in Texas was shot and killed during a response earlier this month, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at approximately 1808hrs., Firefighter Klayton Manning with the Southeast Caldwell County Volunteer Fire Department in Luling, driving the fire department’s ATV, responded to reports of smoke in the area.

While at the scene, he was approached by a man with a gun and was shot and killed. Firefighter Manning’s cousin was with him and also died from gunshot wounds. The assailant is in custody.

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According to KVUE, the suspect told sheriff’s officers that he believed “aliens” were chasing him on an ATV when he fired his gun several times.

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