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Policeman fatally shot in the suburbs of Dallas apartments

RICHARDSON, Texas – Witnesses said a man suspected in a shooting death of a policeman cried “I’ m sorry’, as he was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff in a suburb of Dallas.

The driver and another person were shot dead late Wednesday as the officer responded to a report of a disturbance in an apartment complex in Richardson, Texas.

Richardson police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Perlich said the suspected shooter, whose name has not been released, surrendered after he was cornered in an apartment and randomly firing throughout the evening.

The police said that the incident began about 7 a.m. The officer was taken to a hospital in nearby Plano after he was shot. About three hours later, Richardson police reported that he had died. His name is not released yet.

The police announced shortly after midnight that the second person shot had died, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott offered his condolences on Twitter: “the heart and soul of Texas mourn with you. Your loss is a loss for all law enforcement officers, and everyone in our great state.”

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