Man Violating Protective Order Shot & Killed Attacking Victim


CISCO, TX – A Tuscola man was killed on Friday night after he broke into a home in Cisco. 

According to the Cisco Police Department, on July 7, 2023, CPD officers were dispatched to a home in the city limits for the report of a shooting. Once on scene, a man was discovered who was deceased from a gun shot wound to the neck.

It is believed the man broke into the home to assault someone who had a protective order against him. No arrests have been made at this time but the Texas Rangers is investigating.

The following is the full release from the Cisco Police Department:

Cisco Police were called to a local residence on July 7, 2023 in response to a man being shot. Upon arrival officers performed CPR on the man who had been shot in the neck area with a handgun. Subsequently, EMS personnel arrived but all attempts to save the man were unsuccessful.

A 28 year old male was immediately detained and the weapon used in the shooting was confiscated. Texas Rangers were notified and arrived on scene a short time later. A number of witnesses were interviewed as well as the detained male.

It was determined that the decedent, 36 year old John David Cox of Tuscola, Texas had arrived at the home and forced his way inside, assaulted two occupants before being fatally wounded by a gunshot. Cox was found to have an active protection order from Taylor County prohibiting him from having any contact with certain occupants of the home.

Cox was pronounced deceased by Eastland Justice of the Peace Jesse Speer. An autopsy was ordered. No arrests have been made at this time; however, a case is expected to be presented to the Eastland County District Attorney for Grand Jury consideration. Cisco Fire Dept., Eastland Sheriff Department and EMS personnel, proved instrumental in the incident. This is a continuing investigation.

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Another fine example of swift and efficient justice. The shooter did the world a favor.

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