FARMERS BRANCH (CBSDFW.COM) – A woman was shot and killed after she fired at a Farmers Branch police officer during a traffic stop.
Police say the officer initiated a traffic stop in the 2800 block of Valley View Lane at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The officer approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver. During the stop, a passenger in the car shot the officer.
According to police, the officer returned fire, striking the woman.
The officer and the woman were rushed to a hospital. The woman died from her injuries.
She has been identified as Brooke Amelia Camacho, 38.
It’s not clear what prompted Camacho to fire at the officer.
The officer was treated and then released from the hospital and placed on routine administrative leave.
Police credit the officer’s bulletproof vest for saving his life.
Police say the driver was taken in for questioning, gave a statement and was released with no charges filed against him.