Texas police officer shot and killed while responding to call

Texas officer, civilian shot, standoff ensues

Richardson Police spokesman Kevin Perlich said police had received reports of a disturbance with shots fired just after 7 p.m.

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

The slain officer, David Sherrard, was a 14-year veteran of the Richardson department, Chief Jim Spivey said at a press conference Thursday.

Last year, a barricaded gunman in Little Elm unleashed a "hail of gunfire" on police Detective Jerry Walker and his fellow SWAT officers.

Brandon De McCall was charged with capital murder.

Raw video: Officer rushed to hospital after getting shot in neck during standoff at apartment complex.

A Richardson police officer was killed in the line of duty Wednesday evening.


The Richardson Police Department tweeted Wednesday that there was an active shooter scene at North Star Road and Renner Road. Plano police say Gamez lived at the apartment where the incident took place, but they're unsure of how he was known to the shooting suspect.

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott responded on Twitter writing, "The hearts and soul of Texas mourn with you".

"May God rest his soul".

He has a history of drug possession charges. "It's the hardest day we've ever had".

"It's a sad day for the Richardson Police Department".

Spivey said he couldn't answer any questions about the suspect or the shooting investigation and referred all questions to Plano police.

Police surrounded a building at Breckinridge Point apartment.

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