Chief Dennis Baldwin of the Killeen Texas Police Department sadly reports that Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie has passed away as a result of a gunshot wound he sustained.
Detective Dinwiddie was a member of the Killeen’s SWAT team and was assisting narcotics officers in serving a search warrant at an apartment in the 1100 block of Circle M Drive.
As officers announced their presence and were attempting to gain entry, a subject inside the apartment commenced firing at officers through the door.
Four officers were struck by gunfire. Detective Dinwiddie sustained a gunshot wound to the face. Two officers that were struck by the gunfire were protected by their safety equipment and sustained minor injuries. A fourth officer, Otis Denton, a 9 year veteran sustained a gunshot wound to the thigh. All 4 officers were transported to Scott and White Hospital for medical treatment.
The two officers that were struck in their safety equipment were treated and released. Officer Denton underwent surgery on his leg and is reported to be in good condition. Detective Dinwiddie succumbed to his head injury and passed away at 2:14pm with his family at his side.
A male and a female suspect were taken into custody at the time of the shooting. Marvin Guy, 49, is being held at the Ball County Jail on a $3 million bond and is facing three charges of attempted capital murder and one count of capital murder of a police officer. Charges pending on the female suspect were not reported.
Detective Dinwiddie served the Department for 18 years. He was a member of the SWAT team for 15 of those years. Detective Dinwiddie is survived by his wife and children.
Detective Charles Dinwiddie – gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Sunday, May 11, 2014
“Graphic created by Fellow Officer Rose Borisow GraFX”
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