UPDATE: Suspect identified after shooting Kemp police officer Sunday afternoon

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UPDATE (7:45 P.M.) —– The suspect involved in the shooting of a Kemp Police Sergeant has been identified as Arturo Cantero Langunas.

Officials were informed that Langunas was angry and had threated to shoot his wife. When officers responded to the scene, the suspect had retreated to the attic above the apartment attempting to hide from police.

Mabank Police were joined by Kemp Police to assist. As officers moved around the residence, Arturo began firing a handgun from the attic. Exchange of gunfire resulted in one of the Kemp Police Officers being shot.

The perimeter was secured and after a long standoff with Langunas, he was taken into custody at 12:30 a.m. by the Texas Department of Public Safety SWAT team.

Langunas was trasnported to a local hospital where he is being treated for a gunshot wound and the responding officer is expected to recover.

UPDATE (6:20 A.M.) – The suspect involved in the shooting of a Kemp Police Sergeant has been taken into custody, according to the Kemp police department.

Chief Suzanne Martin posted around 1 a.m. Monday morning that the standoff had come to an end and that the suspect had been booked into the Henderson County Jail.

The identity of the shooter was not released and the officer is expected to recover after surgery.


MABANK, Texas (KETK) – Multiple law enforcement agencies are on the scene of an officer shooting in Mabank.

According to reports, the shooting is the result of a standoff situation at the Cottage Row apartments at Dink Street and Cottage Row in Mabank.

Kemp Police Chief Suzanne Martin posted on Facebook that the incident began at about 4:45 p.m. when Kemp PD was to help Mabank PD with barricaded subject.

Several officers entered the apartment and cleared the residence when noises were heard in the ceiling. Shots were fired by the suspect through the ceiling and a Kemp police sergeant was hit in the shoulder.

The officer is reportedly in stable condition at an area hospital and will undergo surgery.

The scene is still active.

KETK will update this story as more information becomes available.

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