Two people are dead and four are injured after a shooting in Haltom City on Saturday, the city’s department said.
Police responded to a 911 call shortly after 6:45 p.m. and found a woman dead inside her home, another deceased along the road, and an elderly woman who was injured in the exchange, according to NBC 5.
The two dead are Collin Davis, 33, and Amber Tsai, 32. Haltom City Police told NBC 5 that the victims’ relationship with the shooter is unknown, but they did know each other.
Haltom City PD confirmed during a press briefing that officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect, leading to three officers being injured.
The department identified the injured officers as Corporal Zach Tabler and officers Tim Barton and Jose Avila. Barton was treated and released while Tabler and Avila remain in the hospital.
The suspected shooter, 28-year-old Edward Freyman, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and was found near the 3900 block of Golden Oaks with a rifle and handgun, police confirmed.
“This was an ambush situation, so if they wouldn’t have been prepared, this situation could’ve turned out a lot worse,” Haltom City Police Chief Cody Phillips said. “There could have been several officers deceased over not being able to respond correctly. So, they responded as they were trained, and that was crucial.”
Police Chief Cody Phillips said he was thankful for the support from the community and other police departments as they mourn two civilian victims.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick issued a statement on Sunday regarding the shooting, expressing his condolences to the victims and their families and applauding the efforts of law enforcement officials.
“Last evening, three police officers were wounded protecting the citizens of Haltom City. Two civilians were killed, and another was injured,” he said. “Please join Jan and me in prayer for the recovery of the wounded officers and civilians, and please pray for those killed and their families.”