Tom Green County Sheriff's Office

EDEN, Texas — Two Concho County Sheriff's Office deputies were shot and killed Monday night while responding to a dog complaint call, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

A City of Eden employee, who also responded to the call alongside the deputies, was critically injured.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:40 p.m., on Monday, May 10, 2021, after the Concho County deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Bryant Street for a dog complaint, Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Justin Baker tells

"While making contact with an individual at the residence, an altercation occurred which quickly escalated to gunfire," stated Baker. "As a result, two Concho County Deputies were fatally wounded and the Eden City employee was critically wounded."

Following a standoff, 28-year-old Jeffrey Nicholas was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder of a peace officer. Nicholas was booked into the Tom Green County Jail and is being held on bonds totaling $4 million, according to jail records.

The Texas Rangers are leading the investigation.