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Dallas-area officer killed in shooting

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Richardson police Officer David Sherrard was killed in the line of duty on February 7, 2018. (Richardson PD/KTVT via CNN) Richardson police Officer David Sherrard was killed in the line of duty on February 7, 2018. (Richardson PD/KTVT via CNN)

RICHARDSON, Texas -- A Richardson police officer and a civilian were killed by gunfire Wednesday night at an apartment complex before the suspect barricaded himself during an hours-long standoff.

Officer David Sherrard, 37, was shot in the neck around 7 o'clock as Richardson police responded to a disturbance call in the Dallas suburb. The officer later died at a hospital.

Police said  the shooting sparked a standoff with the suspect, who randomly fired a weapon throughout the night. He was eventually taken into custody.

Police on Thursday said the second person killed was 30-year-old Rene Gamez.

Plano police spokesman David Tilley says Gamez lived at the apartment. He says the suspected gunman and Gamez knew each other but the extent of their relationship wasn't immediately clear.

Richardson police said Officer Sherrard was a 13-year veteran of the force and a member of the department's SWAT unit. 

"We are grieving and deeply hurt by this loss," the department said in a written statement. "Weare grateful for the outpouring of support by the public."

Police have not released the name of the the suspect.

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