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Texas officer shot and killed, suspect in custody

08 February 2018, 09:26 | Darnell Patrick

Texas Cop One Civilian Shot — Gunman on the Run

Richardson Police Shooting

A police officer was shot and killed after responding to a reported disturbance at an apartment complex, and the suspect is now involved in a standoff with police. Police say for residents of the apartment complex to shelter in place.

NBC 5 reports a male civilian also was wounded by gunfire but his condition is unknown.

The Richardson Police Department did not immediately identify the officer's name as authorities work to notify the officer's family.

The police officer was taken to Medical City Plano.

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Shortly before 11 p.m., Richardson police issued a statement on Twitter that read, "We are confirming that we have lost one of our own. We ask for your prayers during this tragedy".

The officer who died was shot in the neck, the station adds.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the officer's death "a loss to all enforcement and everyone in our great state".

The suspected gunman has been cornered at the Breckinridge Point apartment complex and police were negotiating his surrender, according to the Dallas Morning-News.



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