KPD gives update on officer-involved shooting, names suspect

KERRVILLE — The Kerrville Police Department gave an update Monday morning on the officer-involved shooting that took place Sunday afternoon at approximately 3:35.

Police say that they received a report that a man was waving a knife in the 900 block of Sidney Baker.

KPD said that when the first responding officer arrived at the scene and made contact with suspect Tommy Luke Hranicky, 17, he was armed with a knife.

“The suspect advanced on the officer, who retreated and gave repeated verbal commands for the suspect to stop and drop the knife,” said the KPD press release. “The suspect continued to come at the Officer, who was forced to fire his duty weapon to protect himself.”

The Justice of the Peace arrived and pronounced Hranicky deceased. An autopsy has been ordered by the Justice of the Peace which will be conducted by the Travis County Medical Examiners Office.

KPD expects the preliminary report from the Medical Examiner’s office to come back within days.

“This is a tragic incident that affects the whole community,” said KPD Police Chief David Knight. “Our thoughts are with the officer, the family of the deceased, and all who have been impacted by this event.

The Officer has been placed on a non-punitive Administrative Leave until the investigation is complete.

Texas DPS, Texas Rangers, and the Kerrville Police Department are conducting a joint investigation.

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