Richardson, Texas police officer shot, killed


RICHARDSON, Texas UPDATE: CBS Dallas reports a suspect is in custody early Thursday morning in Richardson.


The Richardson, Texas Police Department says one of its officers died in a Wednesday night shooting. The suspect, the department says, is barricaded in an apartment.

The CBS station in Dallas Fort Worth reports the 27-year-old officer was shot in the neck and died at Medical City Plano. The officer's death was confirmed a little before 11 p.m. the Dallas Morning News reports.

The station says the shooting happened about 7:30 p.m. in the officer's response to a disturbance call at the apartment complex.

The Richardson Police Department has not released the officer's name. The department says another man was wounded in the shooting.

At about 11 p.m., Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued the following response to the Richardson Police Department via Twitter:

"The hearts and soul of Texas mourn with you. Your loss is a loss to all law enforcement and everyone in our great state. Texas will honor the lost officer with the dignity he deserves. May God rest his soul. And may his legacy live on in others' service."