LITTLE RIVER-ACADEMY, Texas -- A police chief with the Little River-Academy Police Department was shot and killed Thursday evening after responding to a call of a man with a gun at a home.
Around 5:11 p.m. Chief Lee Dixon responded to a call of a man with a gun in his home. Dixon went to the house alone to check out the call, and he spoke with the man. The chief was asked if he needed assistance, and he said no. Minutes later Chief Dixon called on the radio and asked for assistance. Lt. Donnie Adams, with the Bell County Sheriff's Office, said 911 calls came pouring in about the officer being shot shortly after Dixon asked for backup.
Chief Lee Dixon was pronounced dead at the scene around 5:30 p.m. He was 54-years-old.
Dixon served for the police department for 10 years before becoming chief, according to KWTX. Dixon only served as police chief for one month before he was shot and killed Thursday.
The man accused of shooting the chief is in custody, and he is identified as 56-year-old David Risner. The Bell District Attorney's Office is working to gather enough information to charge Risner.
On Friday Lt. Adams said charges were filed against Risner for the shooting death of Chief Dixon.
Little River-Academy is in Bell County.
If you would like to make a donation to the Lee Dixon family to help with any expenses, you may make a donation to the Bell County Sheriff's Department Foundation in the name of and for Lee Dixon.