Police officer shot and killed by active shooter in Dallas suburb

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RICHARDSON, Texas (KXAN) — A Richardson police officer was shot and killed Wednesday night by an active shooter, police said.

Dallas NBC affiliate KXAS reported the officer was shot by a barricaded gunman in a unit at the Breckinridge Point Apartment Homes at 4250 E. Renner Rd. in Richardson, a suburb about 15 miles northeast of downtown Dallas.

A civilian was also shot and is in an unknown condition. The shooting was reported around 7 p.m. as an officer was responding to a report of a man screaming, KXAS said. The suspect is firing apparently at random.

For updates on this story visit NBCDFW.com.

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