Texas officer, civilian shot, standoff ensues

Texas officer, civilian shot, standoff ensues

Texas officer, civilian shot, standoff ensues

A police officer in Texas who was shot while responding to a call Wednesday night, died from his injuries, according to the Richardson Police Department.

The shooting was reported at around 8 p.m.

Richardson police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Perlich initially said the condition of the second person who was shot wasn't known.

The fallen officer was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

At a press conference Thursday morning, Richardson Police Chief James Spivey said the Plano Police Department will be taking over the investigation.

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Officer David Sherrard, 37, was shot in the neck around 7 o'clock as Richardson police responded to a disturbance call in the Dallas suburb.

The shooting led to an hours-long standoff as the suspect barricaded himself.

A male civilian was also wounded, police said. "Your loss is a loss to all law enforcement and everyone in our great state".

Officer Sherrard, the first officer killed in the line of duty in the 63-year history of the Richardson Police Department, is a 13-year veteran. And may his legacy live on in others' service. "We ask for your prayers during this tragedy". A Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter hovered over the scene. Four Dallas police officers and a Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer were killed, and several others were injured.

Police say the gunman continued to shoot at random until finally being taken into custody shortly before midnight.

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