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: Suspect Lucia Diaz Arrested After Assaulting Apartment Manager
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: Jesus Canales Killed In Lupita Café Parking Lot, Dallas Detectives Seek Person Of Interest
Chief Suzanne Martin said the sergeant is currently in stable condition and waiting transport to a nearby hospital for surgery.MORE NEWS: Sex Offender Busted Trying To Sponsor Juvenile Migrant Who Crossed Rio Grande Into US
Just before 1:30 a.m., police said the suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office.