Two, including police officer, killed in Texas; suspect in custody

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RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the fatal shootings of a police officer and another person in suburban Dallas (all times local):

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8:30 a.m.

Investigators say the second person killed in a shooting that fatally wounded a Texas police officer lived in the apartment where the suspect barricaded himself during an hours-long standoff.

The officer was shot in the neck as Richardson police responded to a disturbance call at an apartment complex late Wednesday in the Dallas suburb. The officer later died at a hospital.

Police say the shooting sparked a standoff with the suspect, who randomly fired a weapon throughout the night. He was eventually taken into custody.

Police on Thursday said the second person killed was 30-year-old Rene Gamez.

Plano police spokesman David Tilley says Gamez lived at the apartment. He says the suspected gunman and Gamez knew each other but the extent of their relationship wasn't immediately clear.

Police have not released the names of the officer who died or the suspect.

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11:30 p.m.

A police officer has been fatally shot, another person is wounded and the suspect remains barricaded inside an apartment in suburban Dallas.

Police say the incident began about 7 p.m. Wednesday as the officer was checking on a report of a disturbance at the apartment complex in Richardson, Texas. The officer was taken to a hospital in nearby Plano. About three hours later, Richardson police reported that he had died.

Richardson police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Perlich said the condition of the wounded person wasn't immediately known.

Perlich said the suspect remained inside the apartment and that officers had the individual cornered.

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