KWTX and the Associated Press that a Texas police officer has been shot and killed in the line of duty.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the slain was a member of the Mission Police Department. He was shot Thursday night in the eastern part of the city, around 6 miles west of McAllen, Texas.

The suspect that shot the officer has reportedly been taken into custody.

Lieutenant Art Flores with the Mission Police Department said the officer died at a McAllen hospital. Authorities were withholding the officer's name Friday morning, as well as the name of the suspect.

Our hearts go out to the Mission Police Department and the officer's family.


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