Texas police officer shot and killed in line of duty, suspect in custody

MISSION, Texas -- A Texas police officer has been shot and killed in what officials say was the line of duty, and a suspect is in custody.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the Mission police officer was shot Thursday night in the eastern part of the city six miles west of McAllen, in South Texas.

Authorities would only say the officer was flagged down about a man with a weapon.

When the officer confronted the suspect, he took off running and then opened fire, hitting the officer.

Mission police Lt. Art Flores says the officer, whose identity hasn't been released, died later at a McAllen hospital.



Police plan to provide an update at 10 a.m.

This deadly police shooting in South Texas comes one day after a police officer in Sacramento was killed in the line of duty.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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