GEORGETOWN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Two police officers in Texas are recovering after being shot by a burglary suspect late Tuesday night.
The shooting happened when officers in Georgetown, Texas — about 30 miles north of Austin — responded to a possible burglary call shortly after 11 p.m.READ MORE: 'My Nerves Are Still Rattled': Passenger Aboard Amtrak Train Talks Crash
According to officials, the first officer on the scene exchanged gunfire with the suspect and was shot in the thigh. When the second officer arrived she also got into a gun battle with the suspect.READ MORE: Man, Pregnant Woman & Baby Killed In Crash Along Highway 360; Police Investigating
“The subject then turned on her, started shooting rounds towards her, she returned fire. She was shot in the foot and the subject is deceased,” explained Georgetown police spokesperson Captain Roland Waits.
The injured officers, who Georgetown police say both have less than five years of experience, were taken to the hospital in stable condition and are expected to recover.MORE NEWS: Flash Flooding: Second Body Recovered After Vehicle Swept From Texas Bridge
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