Update: The involved officers are, Police Officer Jay Jankowski #9973, and Police Officer Michelle Herczeg #9592. Officer Jankowski has been on the department for 4 years 11 months. Officer Michelle Herczeg #9592 has been a member of the department for 5 years 11 months. Both officers are assigned to the North Central Division Crime Response Team.
Update: The suspect has been identified as Terrence M. Groessel w/m/8-21-1964. Next of kin notification was made.
On August 20, just before midnight, a two man uniformed unit was patrolling the 7900 block of LBJ Fry which has been identified as a Targeted Area Action Grid (Maham/Spring Valley TAAG). The officers were in the rear parking lot of the Grand Hotel when they observed a parked truck with the engine running. The officers believed it may have been stolen and approached the truck. When they got to the cab of the truck, the officers saw that a male occupant was inside. The male then displayed a handgun. Both officers discharged their weapons. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. It is unclear whether the suspect’s death was caused by the officers or himself. The officers did not sustain any injuries. The weapon was recovered. This incident was captured on an in car camera which the detectives are reviewing at this time. Detectives are also reviewing other video which may have captured this incident. The investigation is ongoing at this time.