South Texas police officer dies 3 days after being shot while responding to domestic disturbance call

Senior Patrolman Sherman Otto Benys Jr. died at a Corpus Christi hospital

KINGSVILLE, Texas – A South Texas police officer has died three days after being shot while responding to a reported domestic disturbance, police said Thursday.

Kingsville Police Department Senior Patrolman Sherman Otto Benys Jr. died Thursday morning at a Corpus Christi hospital, according to a post on the department's Facebook page.

Police said Benys was shot Monday afternoon as he and other officers responded to the call.

A 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting, police said, and an investigation is ongoing.