KEMP, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — A Kemp police officer was shot while on duty by a barricaded suspect Sunday afternoon.
At approximately 4:45 p.m. Apr. 5, Kemp police were requested to assist the Mabank Police Department with a barricaded suspect.READ MORE: Baby Of Innocent Bystander Critically Injured In Texas Police Shooting
Several officers entered the apartment and cleared the residence when noises were heard in the ceiling. Shots were shortly fired by the suspect through the ceiling, hitting a sergeant in the shoulder.READ MORE: SpaceX Starship Flips & Lands In Texas Upright, But Then Explodes On Landing Pad
Chief Suzanne Martin said the sergeant is currently in stable condition and waiting transport to a nearby hospital for surgery.MORE NEWS: ERCOT CEO Bill Magness Voted Out By Board Of Directors
Just before 1:30 a.m., police said the suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office.