Investigators on Valero Drive in San Marcos, where a San Marcos police officer was shot and killed Monday while serving a warrant. JAY JANNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

6:30 p.m. update: San Marcos officials have identified the San Marcos police officer shot and killed while serving a warrant Monday afternoon as Kenneth Copeland.

Copeland is the first San Marcos police officer to be killed in the line of duty, said San Marcos Police Chief Chase Stapp.

The incident happened Monday when Copeland and several officers were serving a warrant at a home at the El Camino Real subdivision, Stapp said. When they arrived, a man began firing at them, “much like an ambush-style situation,” he said.

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