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Little Elm officer killed by standoff subject

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Little Elm Police Detective Jerry Walker

Little Elm Police Detective Jerry Walker, 48, was fatally shot on Tuesday afternoon after responding to a report of an individual with a gun at a residence.

He is survived by four children, the youngest a few months old and the oldest is 22.

A spokesperson from the Denton County Sheriff’s Office told CBS 11 that police responded to a report of a man with a gun around 4:05 p.m. in a residential neighborhood near West Eldorado Parkway and Lobo Lane.

When officers arrived they heard a man who had a rifle yelling from a backyard.

Detective Walker was one of several officers who tried to talk with the man as he went inside the home. But the suspect started firing at officers.

Walker was shot in the neck and was taken to Medical City Denton, where he was pronounced deceased.

There were reports that the suspect was shooting at rescue personnel and the CareFlite helicopter as it attempted to respond to the scene.

The standoff ended after 10 p.m. Tuesday night and the suspect, identified as Rudy Garcia, 46, was found dead inside the home. A cause of death is pending investigation.

Those wishing to contribute to Jerry Walker’s family can contact Capital One Bank: Theresa Rocha, 2821 E. Eldorado Pkwy., LE. 214-544-4832. “Jerry Walker Fund.”

A GoFundMe account for Walker’s family was set up by Outlaw Bootcamp in Little Elm.

You can also donate to the Guns and Hoses Foundation of North Texas which provides support for the families of fallen police officers and firefighters in North Texas.

 

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