Arrest made in death of deputy serving warrant

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by HEATHER KOVAR / KVUE News and KVUE.com staff and Associated Press

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Posted on December 20, 2013 at 10:37 AM

SOMERVILLE, Texas -- A man has been arrested for fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy while he was serving a warrant in Central Texas.

Henry Goedrich Magee, 28, is charged with capital murder of a peace officer. Magee has been booked into the Burleson County Jail on a $1 million bond.

The Burleson County Sheriff's Office says 31-year-old Sgt. Adam Sowders died shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday when a team of eight officers "took fire" while entering a residence just outside of Somerville on County Road 278 near 1361. That's about 90 miles northeast of Austin.

Sowders was hit. No one else was injured.

Sheriff Dale Stroud spoke about Sowders after the incident.

"He had recently been promoted to the rank of sergeant as an investigator," Sheriff Stroud said. "Adam was extremely well liked, well respected, and it's going to be a big loss to this community and certainly to law enforcement here."

Sergeant Sowder went to Somerville High School. His mom and two brothers still live there, though his father recently died of cancer.

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