Police officer fatally shot at suburban Dallas apartments
RICHARDSON, Texas: A police officer and another person have been fatally shot and the suspect has surrendered after an hours-long standoff at an apartment in suburban Dallas.
Police said the incident began about 7 pm. Wednesday as the officer was checking on a report of a disturbance at an apartment complex in Richardson, Texas. The officer was taken to a hospital in nearby Plano. About three hours later, Richardson police reported that he had died.
The Dallas Morning News said police announced shortly after midnight that the second person had died. No details were released about the victim.
Richardson police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Perlich told the Morning News that the gunman, whose name has not been released, surrendered after being cornered in an apartment and randomly firing throughout the evening. Witnesses said the suspect shouted “I’m sorry” as he was taken into custody.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott offered his condolences on Twitter, saying “The hearts and soul of Texas mourn with you. Your loss is a loss to all law enforcement and everyone in our great state.”