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Kemp police sergeant shot responding to barricaded person call

The sergeant is on the way to the hospital.

Updated at 6:10 a.m. with additional information from police.

A Kemp police sergeant was shot in the shoulder by a suspect who had barricaded themselves inside an apartment Sunday. The sergeant was taken to the hospital for surgery after assisting the Mabank police department on a shooting call, according to Kemp police.

The shooting happened around 4:45 p.m., police said. Officers entered an apartment with a barricaded person inside. 

After the apartment was cleared, some officers heard noises upstairs. The barricaded person shot below through the floor into the ceiling and hit Kemp Sergeant Storey in the shoulder, according to police. 

Storey is stable, Chief Suzanne Martin said late Sunday in a Facebook post. 

"Thank you for all of your thoughts, prayers, and messages," she wrote. "We ask you give Sergeant Storey some time to rest and be with her family while she heals."

The Department of Public Safety took the suspect into custody late Sunday, Martin said, and will be booked into jail by the Henderson County Sheriff's Office.

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