An Arlington police officer is in critical condition after being shot while serving an arrest warrant for a teen suspected of murdering a 6-year-old Texas girl and leaving her naked body bound and wrapped in a tarp in the middle of the street they both lived on. The teen suspect was shot in the head.
Alanna Gallagher's body was found on a residential street not far from her family's home in the North Texas community of Saginaw on July 1, 2013.
A law enforcement source told NBC 5 police Tuesday went to the home of Tyler Holder, 17, a teenager who lives a few houses down from Gallagher's home.
A team of five or more law enforcement officers were serving search and arrest warrants at Holder's home after DNA evidence came back linking him to Gallagher's murder.
Holder came to the front door with a gun in his waistband, pulled it out, and opened fire at the officers, a law enforcement source said.
The shooting scene is in the 600 block of Babbling Brook Dr. in Saginaw, which is the same block where the Gallagher home is located.
MedStar confirmed the officer was shot in the groin and is in critical condition. He was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.
The injured officer was part of the Arlington Police Department on assignment with the FBI task force investigating the murder. Arlington police vehicles were seen outside the hospital where the officer was believed to be taken.
Fort Worth Police shared their support for the injured officer via Twitter.