Man, 30, And Officer Killed In Shooting

Man, 30, And Officer Killed In Shooting

Man, 30, And Officer Killed In Shooting

The shooting was the first on-duty officer death in the state this year, but the scene was far too reminiscent of deadly police shootings across North Texas in recent years.

A Dallas police report says he was taken to a mental health facility a year ago after threatening to jump off a bridge and telling officers that he wanted to be taken to a doctor and "put to sleep permanently", according to KTVT-TV in Dallas.

Brandon McCall, 26, has been charged with capital murder of a peace officer. Fellow Richardson officers entered the apartment and eventually arrested the suspect. The injured officer was taken to Medical City Plano.

"It's the hardest day we've ever had", Richardson Police Chief Jimmy Spivey said in a Thursday press conference. Sherrard was a veteran of the force for more than a dozen years and was a married father with two daughters.

The alleged gunman was taken into police custody after surrendering just before midnight following an hour long standoff with SWAT officers.

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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.

A police officer has been shot in Richardson while on a call. Among those who came to pay their respects was a man from Cops4CopsTX.org, in a auto decorated with stars and stripes and the slogan, "When a hero dies, an angel rises".

Richardson police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Perlich initially said the condition of the second person who was shot wasn't known. He says the suspected gunman and Gamez knew each other but the extent of their relationship wasn't immediately clear.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott posted the following message on Twitter, along with other law enforcement agencies following suit.

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