Timeline: Richardson shooting kills officer, civilian

Richardson police officer David Sherrard became the first RPD officer killed in the line of duty when he was gunned down in an apartment complex standoff Wednesday. WFAA.com

Timeline of events that took place when a Richardson police officer and civilian were killed on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018:

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7

7 p.m. Richardson police officers are called to the Breckinridge Point Apartments at East Renner and North Star Roads for a call about a disturbance. When they arrive, the suspect fires shots and hits one officer in the neck. He is rushed to Medical City Plano. A standoff begins between the officers and the suspect that lasts for at least five hours.

10:40 p.m. Richardson PD PIO Sgt. Kevin Perlich announces that the officer has passed away. His name isn't released. SWAT officers begin firing tear gas into the apartment.

11:50 p.m. Suspect surrenders and is removed from the scene in an ambulance.

THURSDAY, FEB. 8

12 a.m. Sgt. Perlich confirms the suspect is in custody and his condition is unknown. Tells media that the body of a civilian was found inside the apartment.

12:30 a.m. Officers from area departments begin to gather at Medical City Plano to pay their respects.

8 a.m. The civilian killed is identified as Rene Gamez, 30. Plano PD say he was known to the gunman. A GoFundMe page is created to help pay for his funeral expenses. 

9:30 a.m. The suspect in the shooting is identified by online jail records as Brandon McCall, age 26. He has been charged with capital murder.

11:30 a.m. Richardson PD identifies the officer killed as David Sherrard, a 13-year veteran of the department. He's the first Richardson officer killed in the line of duty in 63 years. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

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