HONEY GROVE, Texas (AP) – A man suspected of shooting a police officer in the leg in a small North Texas city appears to have fatally shot himself after an overnight standoff with officers, authorities said.
Police in Honey Grove said the officer responded to a home because of a possible domestic dispute at about 11 p.m. Tuesday. The officer then encountered a man who appeared to be armed with a rifle. Police say a constable arrived to assist, and authorities were fired upon. After the officer was shot, the constable pulled the officer to safety amid gunfire.READ MORE: Parkland Doctors Urge Parents To Put COVID-19 Vaccine On Back-To-School List For Students 12 And Up
Police said Wednesday morning that the officer was taken to a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano and was in stable condition.READ MORE: Hit-And-Run: Investigators Looking For Red Toyota Camry Connected To Katie M. Derouin's Death
Police said the standoff ended at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday when authorities entered the home and found the man dead. Police did not identify the man or officer by name.
Honey Grove, which has a population of about 1,700 people, is located about 90 miles northeast of Dallas.MORE NEWS: Fight Delays, Cancellations Increase As Air Travel Hits Another Pandemic High
Police have asked the Texas Rangers to investigate.