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2 officers expected to recover after being shot in Parker County, police say

A Reno police officer and a Parker County Sheriff's deputy were shot responding to a disturbance call Thursday night in Reno, police said.

Updated at 10:19 a.m. Friday with information that both law enforcement officers are expected to survive. 

A Reno police officer and a Parker County Sheriff's deputy were shot responding to a disturbance call Thursday night in Reno, police said.

Reno Police Chief Tony Simmons said in an email Thursday night that the Reno Police Department, the Springtown Police Department, and the Parker County Sheriff's office responded to the disturbance call in the 800 block of Harris Road at 6:12 p.m.

The caller told police her son had a gun and "was threatening to kill people," according to police.

When police arrived, they were immediately fired upon, police said. One Reno officer was shot in the arm. Another Reno officer was shot in his Taser holster, which stopped the bullet from hitting him, police said. The Reno officer who was shot in his arm was taken to Azle Hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

A Parker County Sheriff's deputy was shot and was transported to JPS Hospital in Fort Worth by CareFlite, police said. 

Friday morning, Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler confirmed the deputy has been released from the hospital. 

"We are grateful our deputy is doing well,” said Fowler. “He is currently recuperating at home. We expect him to make a full recovery and we anticipate his return to our team."

Officials say the suspect barricaded himself inside the house for several hours and that's when a standoff ensued. 

Around 1:40 a.m. Friday, the standoff ended and our WFAA photojournalist at the scene saw flames coming from the house but police have not released details regarding what happened. 

Officials say the Texas Rangers have taken over the investigation. 

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