By PoliceOne Staff

MIDLAND, Texas — An officer was fatally shot while responding to a burglar alarm at a Texas home.

According to local news station CBS7, Officer Nathan Heidelberg was shot by the homeowner who believed his house was being broken into.

Heidelberg along with his probationary officer and two other officers announced their presence at the front door of the home, but the homeowner shot toward a flashlight being held by Heidelberg, hitting him above his body armor.

The officer died of his injuries while being transported to the hospital.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting.

The newest officers of the Midland Police Department….congratulations! From left to right: Brandy Byard, Matthew Mills, Arturo Garcia, Julio Romero, Aaron Renz, Nathan Heidelberg, Jonathan Green, Zac Owens.

Posted by Midland Police Department on Friday, December 26, 2014

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