A police officer in Mission, Texas has been shot in the line of duty.
Mission, TX – A Mission Police Department officer was shot in the line of duty Thursday night.
The incident happened near Business 83 and Stewart Rd when the officer was flagged down, according to KRGV.
The officer was told about a man carrying a weapon. During the incident, a gunfight broke out with the suspect.
It is with a heavy heart that we have to share with all of you that one of our Mission Police officers was shot tonight in the line of duty, while protecting our community. He is in critical condition and all prayers are welcomed.
— City of Mission, TX (@CityOfMissionTX) June 21, 2019
The officer was shot and transported to the hospital in critical condition.
BREAKING: Mission Police officer shot after being waved down by a suspect in reference to a disturbance. Officials say both the suspect and officer are in critical condition. Stay with us for more updates. pic.twitter.com/FPEjTN6pAS
— KVEO Joanna Guzman (@KVEOJGuzman) June 21, 2019
KVEO reporter Joanna Guzman reports that the suspect was also shot and is in critical condition.
This is a developing story and we will keep you updated.