On today’s date (02-06-22), at approximately 5:00am, officers with the New Braunfels Police Department were called to the 200 block of Redbud Lane for a report of a suspicious person causing multiple disturbances. Officers were able to locate a male suspect inside a residence and attempted to make contact with him. After several minutes, the suspect exited the residence carrying a sword, immediately lunged toward the officer, and swung the sword at the officer. The officer fired his department issued firearm, striking the suspect. The suspect then attempted to flee back inside the residence so officers deployed a taser and were able to take the male into custody without further incident.
Paramedics with New Braunfels Fire & EMS responded to the scene and transported the suspect, identified as 30-year old Jacob Leon Burzynski of New Braunfels, to an area hospital where he is in stable condition. Burzynski is considered in custody for Aggravated Assault of a Peace Officer, pending his release from the hospital, with bond set at $100,000.
The officer, a 12-year veteran with the New Braunfels Police Department, was uninjured in the incident. Per standard operating procedure, the investigation into the shooting is being independently conducted by the Texas Rangers and the officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the results of that investigation.