Mabank police identify man who shot officer while holed up in attic

Mabank police identify man who shot officer while holed up in attic
Kemp Police say officer is in stable condition after shooting during Mabank standoff. (Source: KLTV Staff)

MABANK, Texas (KLTV) - The person accused of shooting an East Texas police officer was taken into custody and then transported to an area hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. He will be booked into the Henderson County Jail.

According to an update from the Kemp Police Department, the suspect was taken into custody by DPS sometime after midnight. He has been identified as Arturo Cantero Lagunas. Police say Lagunas was angry and had threatened to shoot his wife. When police arrived, he was hiding from them in the attic.

The incident occurred at around 4:45 p.m. Sunday, when Kemp Police said their office was called to assist Mabank PD with a barricaded subject in the attic of the Cottage Row apartment complex, located on the south side of Mabank.

The first notification from the Kemp Police Facebook page said: “Several officers entered the apartment and cleared the residence when noises were heard in the ceiling. Shots were fired by the suspect through the ceiling and Kemp Sgt was hit in the shoulder.”

Police provide update following officer-involved shooting at apartment complex in Maybank.
Police provide update following officer-involved shooting at apartment complex in Maybank. (Source: City of Kemp Police Department Facebook Page)

An update from Kemp Police around 1:30 a.m. said, “Sergeant (Mitzi) Storey is in stable condition and will need some time to recover.”

The case has been turned over to DPS.

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