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2 Texas Cops Ambushed With Shotgun Blast While Sitting In Patrol Car

Sachse, TX – A Sachse police officer was shot in the head and a second officer was injured after a gunman fired a shotgun into their patrol vehicle early Friday morning.

The attack occurred outside Medpost Urgent Care on State Highway 78 at approximately 12 a.m. on Sept. 2, the Sachse Police Department (SPD) said in a press release later in the day.

Two SPD officers had just responded to an unrelated call for service and were sitting in their patrol vehicle in the parking lot of the medical center when a suspect “walked up to the driver side of the police vehicle and fired a shotgun through the window,” the police department said.

The officer behind the wheel of the patrol unit was hit in the head.

The second officer returned fire, striking the gunman.

The suspect and the two wounded officers were all transported to a local hospital in the wake of the shootout.

Both officers were treated for non-life threatening injuries and have since been released to continue their recoveries at home, according to the SPD.

“Our officers are doing as well as can be expected,” SPD Assistant Chief Steven Baxter told KXAS.

The suspect, whose condition was not immediately released, was undergoing surgery on Friday morning.

The SPD did not provide further information regarding the identities of the wounded heroes or the alleged gunman.

A motive for the attack was not immediately released.

The Texas Rangers are handling the ongoing investigation into the officer-involved shooting, as per protocol.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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