Little River Academy Police Chief killed during Thursday evening shooting

Bell County
POSTED: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 8:52pm
UPDATED: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 6:35am

The small town of Little River Academy is mourning the loss their Police Chief after he was shot and killed Thursday evening.

According to Lt. Donnie Adams,around 5:10 p.m. Chief Lee Dixon,54, responded to a report of a man with a gun in the area of Main and Addison Street. Dixon initially refused backup, but then later called in for assistance. Shortly after, authorities received multiple calls of a shooting in the area.

Justice of the Peace Ted Duffield pronounced Lee Dixon dead at 5:28 pm. Judge Duffield ordered the body taken to the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas for an autopsy, said the Lt. Adams.  

David Risner, age 56, was taken into custody and Investigators are working obtaining enough information to present the Bell District Attorney’s Office. 

Chief Dixon was the only full-time police officer for the town. The 54-year-old returned to the department about a month ago, after leaving for a some time. 

Bell County Sheriff’s Department is also being assisted by the Texas Highway Patrol. TPWD Game Wardens, Temple Belton, Harker Heights, Holland, Bartlett and Rogers Police Departments along with the Milam County Sheriff’s Department.

The Bell County  Sheriff’s Department Foundation has set up a fund to assist the Dixon family with expenses.



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