Camden Legacy Creek Shooting – Multiple law enforcement agencies are currently investigating an unconfirmed report of a shooting that happened today at Camden Legacy Creek Apartments at 6400 Ohio Dr, Plano, Texas 75024, United States. A heavy police presence was reported to be in the area of Camden Legacy Creek investigating the alleged shooting incident. Plano Police Department has not released any details regarding the incident at this time.
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After hours of fighting at an apartment complex in Plano, a cop was hurt and a suspect was killed. The problem started around 11 a.m. Thursday in the 6400 block of Ohio Drive at the Camden Legacy Creek Apartments. Police came to the flat to make sure everything was okay. Officers were met with shots right away. A bullet hit a cop who was still in his squad car.
It all started with a call to dispatch. The man on the other end of the line said things that worried the cops. When the police came to check on him, he shot at them. From her window, Audra King could see that Plano cops were lining her street.
“It’s a little scary because it’s really close to home,” she said. Plano Officer David Tilley says it began with a call from a man who sounded distressed. “Much of the stuff he was saying was very concerning to the call taker who received the call,” he said. Police responded with a welfare check. But as one of the officers approached the building in his squad car, the man started shooting.
“We determined it was the individual who had called 911 was up on his balcony and shot at a squad car and hit his squad car and hit him as well,” Officer Tilley said. The shooter then barricaded himself inside his apartment for several hours while Plano police crisis negotiators tried to calm him down.
“They were successful in doing so for a while, and then they lost contact with him,” Tilley said.
Police say that the man went outside around 3 p.m. and shot himself. A short time later, it was said that he was dead. King took a video of the officer’s car being taken away while he was still in it. The tape was on the back window. The experienced patrol cop should be fine. Tilley says he knows it’s been a hard year, but it’s still not clear what the shooter was going through. The shooter was named as Charles Michael Catlett, who was 60 years old. The cop who was hurt was let out of the hospital Thursday evening and is now at home getting better.
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