Copperas Cove Police Investigating Shooting Death
The Copperas Cove Police Department is asking for the public's help as they investigate a shooting that took place on Monday night near First Baptist Church of Copperas Cove. The shooting took the life of a 35 year old man.
According to a press release from the CCPD, at 7:06 P.M Monday (June 15), Copperas Cove Police responded to a shooting incident in the 400 Block of North 7th Street. Upon arrival police found 35 year old Eric Wayne Rodgers, who had suffered two gunshot wounds. Rodgers was transported to Advent Hospital in Killeen by Copperas Cove EMS where he was pronounced deceased.
A second victim, 34 year old Darien Selby, was also struck in the abdomen by a bullet that passed through the front of his residence. Selby was transported to Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Temple by Copperas Cove EMS, where he was treated and released.
The case is being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Division, and they are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact them at (254) 547-8222.
You can also call Copperas Cove Crime Stoppers at (254) 547-1111 or submit a tip on-line at www.tipsubmit.com. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000.00 in cash for clues if your information leads to an arrest and prosecution. No one will ever ask your name.