Three Texas Police Officers Gunned Down in Flower Mound, Suspect In Custody

A suspect is in custody after three officers were shot while responding to a report of a suicidal person in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, on Wednesday night, police said.

Police responded to the 2900 block of Termaine Drive in Flower Mound after receiving the 911 call shortly after 7 p.m.

On arrival, officers tried to contact the man, the sole occupant of the residence, when he opened fire and struck three officers, the Flower Mount Police Department said in a statement.

Police said officers returned fire, but police then lost contact with the man.

In an update posted on Facebook at 5.45 a.m. local time on Thursday, police said the suspect, who was not named, had been taken into custody.

Two officers were taken to hospitals and are in a stable condition, and later released, while the third was treated and cleared at the scene of the shooting.

"Thank you for the outpouring of support, kind thoughts, and prayers," police said in a post on Facebook. "The two officers who were transported to the hospital have been released, and all three are doing well."

Police had earlier warned residents to avoid the area.

They said that a police presence would remain in the area for much of Thursday morning.

"As officers continue their investigation, a police presence will remain in the area for some time this morning," they said. "We'll provide additional information as soon as possible."

WFAA reported that the suspect in the shooting had previously given his guns to the police department after an incident, but the weapons were returned to him earlier this month.

Update 5/27/21 9:00 a.m. ET: This article and its headline have been updated to reflect that the suspect was taken into custody.

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Stock photo. Three police officers were shot and wounded when a suspect opened fire as they responded to a 911 call in Flower Mound, Texas. TheaDesign/iStock