UPDATE: Denton officer shot in head & femur, still in critical condition; suspects caught
The Denton Police Department has released an update regarding the officer involved in the shooting overnight at 1800 W. University Drive.
The officer is a five-year veteran of the Denton Police Department. Officials say he was shot twice, once in the head and once in the femur. He remains in critical condition after surgery at Medical City Plano hospital.
After the officer shot, a second officer returned fire and obtained information on the suspect’s vehicle. The information was later released to other law enforcement agencies.
As reported, Carrollton and Farmers Branch police officers were able to track down two suspects thanks to information passed along by the Denton Police Department. Both of the suspects sustained gunshot wounds in the original shootout. They have been medically treated and arrested.
One of the suspects has been charged with Attempted Capital Murder of a Peace Officer.
The incident remains under investigation.
We send our thoughts and prayers to the Denton Police Department, their injured officer, and everyone involved in the shooting.