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08/20/06-Midlothian

Standoff In Midlothian Injures 3 Officers, 1 DPS Trooper

In Midlothian, Texas, three police officers and a state trooper were shot and wounded this afternoon at an apartment complex.

A standoff with the alleged gunman is in progress.

A Department of Public Safety spokeswoman in Austin says the trooper was shot as he responded to the report of the Midlothian officers being wounded.

Midlothian police say officers were initially called to the apartment complex because of a report of a broken window. Police say the officers determined the window had been broken by a gunshot, and the gunman opened fire when the officers went into the partment.

The state trooper is reported in fair condition. One of the Midlothian officers is reported in serious condition, another is in good condition. The condition of the third officer is not yet known.

Midlothian is located about 25 miles southwest of Dallas.

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Posted by: Oralia Ortega ortega@kltv.com

 

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