Friday, August 5, 2016

SWAT Standoff Man Killed In Coltart Was Former Marine

Cove police ID man shot in SWAT standoff; Coltart was former Marine
Killeen Daily Herald
Clay Thorp
August 4, 2016

COPPERAS COVE — Cove police identified the 41-year-old man who pointed a rifle at police in Copperas Cove Wednesday, and was subsequently shot by police officers.

The man was identified by police as Alexander Scott Coltart, a former Marine.

Donald Byers, who lives in the North 17th Street neighborhood where Coltart was shot following a standoff with Cove police, said the neighborhood is usually “nice and quiet.” It’s a middle-class neighborhood of brick homes and hilly streets.

But the peace and quiet Byers has come to enjoy over some 30 years was broken Wednesday when a man was shot on the sidewalk across the street from Byers’ home after Copperas Cove police said they tried to arrest the man on a felony warrant.
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