Northeast Texas officers wounded, suspect killed in gun battle

Published on Wednesday, 1 November 2017 10:18 - Written by Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Authorities said a drug suspect opened fire on suburban Dallas police officers as they approached a home to serve a search warrant, wounding two before being killed in an exchange of gunfire.

Arlington police Lt. Christopher Cook said a member of the department's tactical team was shot more than once during Tuesday afternoon's gun battle and is in stable condition Wednesday. Another officer suffered a hand injury, but it's not clear if the officer was struck by a bullet or shrapnel.

Police haven't released the name or sex of the suspect, who died at the scene.

Nearby homes were evacuated as tactical officers searched the residence and Cook says several people were detained.