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Jury sentences convicted killer to death in the murder of a Richardson police officer

Brandon McCall, 28, was convicted last week of capital murder in Officer David Sherrard’s death.
Credit: Collin County Jail
Brandon McCall

Updated at 8:20 a.m. Friday with victim impact statements. 

A Collin County jury on Thursday night sentenced a convicted killer to death for fatally shooting a Richardson police officer in 2018.

Brandon McCall, 28, was convicted last week of capital murder in Officer David Sherrard’s death.

“He truly is a hero, he truly will never be forgotten, I think this jury has done the right thing. I am so happy we are in Collin county and there are good people in Collin County who are will to hold evil accountable for what they do," Richardson Police Chief Jimmy Spivey said.

The sentencing phase of the trial began on Monday, in which witnesses described McCall’s interactions with police before he ambushed officers Feb. 7, 2018, after he shot his friend at the Breckinridge Point Apartments.

Sherrard’s wife and one of his two daughters took the witness stand Tuesday.

"He was my best friend," said Emily Sherrard. "These past two years have really been hard not being able to text him, even if I do send a message to his phone knowing he isn't going to see it."

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McCall showed no visible reaction when the capital murder verdict was read last week. 

After about eight hours of deliberations Friday, jurors sentenced McCall to death.

"I want to thank the jury for doing the right thing and getting evil out of here," Sherrard's widow, Nicole Sherrard said.

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