North Texas police officer shot and killed in the line of duty

Casey Dawson
February 8, 2018

One officer was shot and died at the hospital.

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.

Perlich said the suspect remained inside the apartment and that officers had the individual cornered.

NBC 5 reports a male civilian also was wounded by gunfire but his condition is unknown. Police said he continued to fire shots, but was taken into custody a few hours later. He was transported to Medical City Plano, where he died. Police say for residents of the apartment complex to shelter in place. A DPS helicopter is overhead, according to officials at the scene.

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Later, explosions were heard before the suspect was apprehended.

Flick became the third officer to be gunned down in the line of duty in Colorado in the past five weeks.

Dallas NBC affiliate KXAS reported the officer was shot by a barricaded gunman in a unit at the Breckinridge Point Apartment Homes at 4250 E. Renner Richardson, a suburb about 15 miles northeast of downtown Dallas.

Other police departments sent their condolences via Twitter as well.

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