Man shot by local officer jailed after release from hospital

Thomas Eugene Meyers. (Jail photo)
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) A man whom a Killeen police officer shot after responding to a disturbance call was in the Bell County Jail Friday facing a list of charges after his release from the hospital.

Thomas Eugene Meyers, 35, of Killeen, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and assault with bodily injury on a family member.

He’s also held on a motion to revoke probation in an unrelated possession of a controlled substance case.

His bonds total $130,000.

A Killeen officer shot Meyers on Monday after police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex in Killeen.

The disturbance was reported just before 9:30 a.m. Monday at 1805 Cedar Hill Drive in Killeen.

When officers arrived, they found the woman involved in the incident, but the man was gone.

While they were there, though, the man returned with a firearm, police said.

The man was shot during a confrontation with officers inside the apartment, police said.

He was taken to Scott & White Medical Center in Temple in stable condition, police said.

The officer involved was placed on administrative leave while police investigate the incident.

Meyers spent a little more than six years in the U.S. Army, rising to the rank of sergeant, according to records obtained by KWTX.

He joined the Army in April 2001 and served at Fort Hood from October 2003 to June 2007, when he left the service.

He deployed to Iraq from September 2003 to September 2004, and received a Purple Heart medal, the records show.