Little Elm, Texas - A police officer has reportedly been shot in the neck at Little Elm Tuesday afternoon.
NBC DFW reports that the incident occurred in the 1400 block of Turtle Cove. The reason for the contact was unknown at this time. During the contact the officer was shot, and preliminary information is that they were shot in the neck. Officers have the suspect surrounded and he is barricaded in a home.
The condition of the officer has not been released at this time. The officer was airlifted to the hospital.
There are multiple schools in the area including Lakeside Middle School and Zellars Center for Learning and Leadership, which are on lockdown. "We are keeping the students at Lakeside Middle School, Powell, and Zellars until we hear from police that the area is cleared and safe to enter. Students who are bus riders and even students who walk home will be getting home late today due to this event. This will cause delays in buses at the High School," the district said in a news release.
Our thoughts and prayers are with this injured hero and his family.
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