Klayton Manning, Firefighter

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On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at approximately 1808hrs., Firefighter Klayton Manning, driving the fire department’s ATV, responded to reports of smoke in the area.  While at the scene, he was approached by a man with a gun and was shot and killed.  Firefighter Manning’s cousin was with him and also died from gunshot wounds.  The assailant is in custody.

Department information

Southeast Caldwell County Volunteer Fire Department
1330 Harwood RD
Luling, Texas 78648

Chief: David Musick

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 18
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: June 9, 2020 18:08
Date of death: June 9, 2020
Cause of death: Assault
Nature of death: Violence
Activity type: Scene Safety
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Other On-Duty
Fixed property use: Vacant Property