Texas officer fatally shot during domestic disturbance call
The suspect surrendered late Wednesday after an hours-long standoff
By PoliceOne Staff
UPDATE 11:32 p.m. (PST):
The suspect in the killing of an officer surrendered late Wednesday after an hours-long standoff.
The Dallas Morning News reports a second person also died during the incident. Police first responded to the scene after getting a call about a disturbance at an apartment complex.
The names of the deceased officer, the second victim and the gunman have not been released.
Original story below.
RICHARDSON, Texas — A Texas officer was fatally shot while responding to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment complex.
The Dallas Morning News reports that a Richardson Police Department officer was responding to reports of a disturbance with shots fired Wednesday when he was shot. The officer was rushed to the hospital but later confirmed dead.
Richardson Police spokesman Kevin Perlich said that police cornered the suspect in the apartment complex and were attempting to negotiate his surrender. Perlich said the suspect was “randomly firing throughout the evening.”
Police said a male civilian was also wounded in the shooting. His condition wasn’t immediately released.
The suspect has not been taken into custody. Police labeled the scene as an active shooter situation and urged residents to avoid the area.
This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.
We are confirming that we have lost one of our own. Our officer is deceased. We are not identifying him at this time. We ask for your prayers during this tragedy. Thank you.— Richardson Police (@RichardsonTX_PD) February 8, 2018
We are working an active shooter scene at apartments, North Star and Renner. Officer shot responding to disturbance. One civilian also shot. EB Renner closed. Avoid area. pic.twitter.com/cu7o2H3QZ4— Richardson Police (@RichardsonTX_PD) February 8, 2018
Ambulances have now gone to the back of the apartment complex in Richardson (scene of shooting where Officer was killed). This happened moments after a series of explosions, likely has grenades. @WBAP247NEWS @570KLIF pic.twitter.com/DzE6tFej9t— Scott Sidway (@ScottyWK) February 8, 2018
Richardson Police have confirmed the officer shot tonight has died. Police gathering at Medical City Plano. pic.twitter.com/OqkwrYZAn9— Alan Scaia (@scaia) February 8, 2018