2 People Arrested in Death of Abilene Police Officer

Police say two people have been arrested in the death of an off-duty Abilene police officer found dead in his West Texas home.

Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge said in a Thursday news conference that a 30-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder. They are being held on $500,000 bond each.

Authorities say 27-year-old Officer Don Allen was found dead Monday night at his home near Clyde. Standridge had previously declined to say how the officer died. The results of a preliminary autopsy are pending.

According to authorities, investigators were able to link the suspects to property from Allen's home.

Abilene and Clyde police are being assisted in the investigation by Texas Rangers and the FBI.

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