Gunman shoots 2 Texas cops, hits 3rd in holster: police

Gunman reportedly opened fire as police arrived on scene

Two law enforcement officers in Reno, Texas, were shot and a third was nearly wounded when a suspect accused of threatening others opened fire on them in Texas and barricaded himself in a home, officials said.

Officers were responding to a home in Parker County, about 22 miles (35 kilometers) northwest of Fort Worth, on Thursday night after a caller said her son had a gun and was making threats, Reno Police Chief Tony Simmons said in an emailed statement.

The gunman opened fire as police arrived on scene, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW.

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A Reno officer was shot in the arm and a Parker County deputy was also wounded, Simmons said. The officer’s injuries were not considered life-threatening, but the extent of the deputy’s injuries were unknown. The deputy was flown to a hospital in Fort Worth for treatment.

A bullet struck a second Reno officer’s stun gun holster, preventing him from being wounded, Simmons said.

The gunbattle ended when a fire erupted inside the house, the outlet reported. A woman who came from inside the home said the man, who was her son, had shot another woman inside, according to KDFW.

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Early Friday, flames could be seen rising from the home where the suspect had barricaded himself, the Star-Telegram reported. The blaze was extinguished about 1:30 a.m., but the status of the shooter wasn't immediately known.

Police are reportedly expected to provide an update regarding the shooting on Friday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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