Officer shot, gunman barricaded near Dallas

Danny Woods
February 9, 2018

Responding officers found the body of Rene Gamez, 30, on a landing and then went to a nearby apartment where they encountered McCall. "It can be quite taxing on all of these officers emotionally because they just lost their fellow officer, the first one in the history of the department", Tilley said.

He was being held Thursday at the Collin County jail on a charge of capital murder of a peace officer.

The alleged gunman barricaded himself inside an apartment unit, firing a weapon at random. The officer was shot while responding to a disturbance call.

Richardson Police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Perlich said the fallen officer was rushed to Medical City Plano, where he was pronounced dead.

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Police arrested 26-year-old Brandon McCall in the case.

Police have not released the name of the the suspect.

"He exemplified the professionalism, heroism and strong character inherent in all Richardson police officers", the department posted on Facebook. "Your loss is a loss to all law enforcement and everyone in our great state". And may his legacy live on in others' service, " Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted at the police department. As they rendered aid and investigated the scene, they were led to an apartment, entered the residence and were met with gunfire.

"Please pray for us!" Four Dallas police officers and a Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer were killed, and several others were injured. We're not doing well. He was eventually taken into custody. But.this is a police department of professionals.

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