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Texas police officer fatally shot; suspect in standoff

Texas police officer fatally shot; suspect in standoff

A police officer in a Dallas suburb in Texas was shot dead while responding to a disturbance call at an apartment complex on Wednesday, February 7, night.

Richardson Police spokesman Kevin Perlich said that police cornered the suspect in the apartment complex and were attempting to negotiate his surrender.

Police have one person in custody, after an hours-long SWAT situation. Suspect remains barricaded at apartment complex near E. Renner and North Star Roads.

"I believe an officer was shot in the neck", said a LYFT driver who dropped off her customer at the scene. He was taken to Medical city Plano but his name was not released while Richardson police worked to notify family and loved ones. Later, explosions were heard.

More news: New Details Released About Shootout That Killed El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy

The conditions of the injured officer and civilian are so far unknown.

According to Richardson police, officers encountered gunfire when they were responding to a disturbance call. He died days later.

Other police departments sent their condolences via Twitter as well.


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