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Man arrested after pointing a gun at Killeen officers

Posted at 1:38 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 14:44:41-04

KILLEEN, TX — A Copperas Cove man was arrested in Killeen after pointing a handgun at officers.

Trenton Xavier Manns, 25, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant.

Killeen Police Department Officers responded to a residence in the 2600 block of Lazy Ridge Dr. regarding a shots fired disturbance on April 16.

After an investigation was conducted, it was found that the male occupant had stepped outside of the residence brandishing a handgun and fired once into the air.

Officers were at the residence the hour prior for a criminal trespass violation, disturbance, with this same male occupant.

The man was identified as 25-year-old Trenton Xavier Manns.

According to Killeen Police, the first two patrol officers arrived to investigate the shots fired disturbance call around 3:48 p.m.

The officers were performing their investigation when Manns walked out of the front door of the residence and pointed a handgun at both officers.

Manns then retreated back into the residence.

After setting up a perimeter around the residence, the Tactical Response Unit was notified and responded to the scene.

During the callout, Manns climbed back and forth to and from the roof of the residence and shouted profanities at the officers.

Tactical Officers were able to take Manns into custody when he exited from the roof into the back yard at one point.

Manns was transported to Killeen City Jail.

Officers say they searched and located the firearm Manns had in his possession previously within the residence.

An expended shell casing was also located in the front yard.

On April 17, the Bell County District Attorney’s Office reviewed this case and issued two complaints charging Manns with two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant.

Manns was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke, who set his bond at $100,000 for each charge.

Manns is currently in the Bell County Jail.