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BREAKING: Texas Officer Shot Multiple Times

Burleson, TX – A Burleson police officer was shot multiple times during a traffic stop early on Wednesday morning.

The incident occurred at about 4:15 a.m. on April 14 in the 1100-block of Hillside Drive, about one block from Burleson High School, KRLD reported.

Burleson Police Chief Billy Cordell said at an early morning media briefing that the officer approached the passenger side of the vehicle after he made the stop.

Chief Cordell said that one of the three occupants of the stopped vehicle opened fire and shot the Burleson police officer multiples times, KRLD reported.

Police radio traffic indicated the suspects had taken the wounded hero’s gun, KTRK reported.

“Officer-involved shooting. We have an officer that was shot. Car is occupied by three males. They were last seen heading Southwest . They also took the officer’s firearm,” the dispatcher said.

The wounded officer was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, KTRK reported.

There is no word on the officer’s condition yet.

The suspects fled the scene and then are believed to have abandoned their vehicle in the 700-block of John Jones Drive, KRLD reported.

Chief Cordell said the suspects were still at large.

The neighborhood around the area where the suspect’s vehicle was ditched is reportedly on lockdown, according to KRLD.

Area schools have been locked down while multiple law enforcement agencies hunt for the gunman who shot the officer.

Burleson is located about 45 miles southwest of Dallas, KtRK

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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