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Texas Cop Shot by Suicidal Man

September 15, 2011  | 

A suicidal gunman wounded three people, including a Justin (Texas) Police officer, and killed a man in an early Thursday gun battle at a residence.

Officer Kevin James was shot in the arm after responding to the 8:43 a.m. call. A second call came in at 8:50 a.m. reporting that two people had been shot. The officer arrived shortly afterward, and was immediately met with gunfire.

The 29-year-old suspect apparently used a shotgun in the attack and died on his way to the hospital. Chief Bill Brooks tells the Fort Worth Star-Telegram his officer returned fire after coming under fire.

Sources: Denton Record-Chronicle, Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Tags: Texas, Assaults on Officers, Suicidal Subjects


Comments (2)

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c. britt @ 9/16/2011 8:04 AM

I am glad the officer did not get killed.

lisa lee zynosky @ 9/18/2011 10:07 AM

When is this going to end? Every day Police work is becoming more dangerous because of idiots like these. Im glad the Officers are going to be fine, but im happy as hell the bastard is dead.

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