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 a north Dallas suburb.
said the incident began around 7 p.m. 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.
His name has not been released.
Dallas Morning News said police announced shortly after midnight that
the second person had died. No details were released about the victim.
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
Governor Greg Abbott took to Twitter after being briefed on the situation in Richardson:
Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office and the Houston Police
Department also offered condolences on Twitter, saying they were praying
for the Richardson Police Department.
Another senseless act that took the life of one whom was just doing his job.RIP Officer.????