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Pampa police officer shot

Law enforcement responding to Tuesday's 5-hour standoff following the shooting of a Pampa police officer

The man accused of shooting a Pampa police officer Tuesday morning has now been arrested.

This, after a 5-hour standoff, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The injured officer was airlifted to an Amarillo hospital before being transferred to a Lubbock hospital. He was identified as Patrol Sergeant Houston Gass. His condition was listed as stable.

The name of the suspected shooter has not yet been released.

As for the suspected shooter, authorities said he was shot during the arrest. The arrest happened at about 3 p.m.

Tactical teams first introduced a chemical agent into the home before entering. Once the team entered, authorities said the man appeared to have something in his hand so they fired.

The suspect was shot in the leg and his condition is unknown, DPS said.

The entire incident started at about 10 a.m., when officers received a report of a domestic dispute on North Nelson Street.

DPS said the suspect was alone inside the home.

The Amarillo Police Department's SWAT team along with Pampa police and the Gray County Sheriff's Office responded to the situation.

A social media movement was quickly started asking people to pray for the officer who was shot. Click here for more information on the Facebook movement.




This is a developing story and we have a team on the ground. Stay with Pronews 7 on air and online.












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