COPPERAS COVE — Justice of the Peace John Guinn confirmed Monday that a fatal shooting occurred in the city on Saturday night.
Guinn pronounced Kristopher Charles Gagilardi, 24, of Copperas Cove, dead at 9:50 p.m. Saturday at the scene of a reported domestic dispute in the 500 block of Westview Lane.
Guinn also confirmed the shooting did involve a police officer, who shot at Gagilardi, while reportedly acting in self defense.
The preliminary autopsy report states the victim died from two gunshot wounds.
Several members of the Copperas Cove Police Department and city refused to comment on the incident and referred questions on Sunday and Monday to the Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Rangers. That department said they are assisting with the case, but additional information may come out of the 52nd Judicial District Attorney’s office.
District Attorney Dusty Boyd has been in court most of the morning and was not available to release additional information.
CCPD’s police bulletin shows the incident listed as an open investigation that was reported at 6:12 p.m. Saturday.
More information will be released throughout the day as it becomes available.
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