Woman Killed, Farmers Branch Officer Wounded in Traffic-stop Shooting

A woman was killed and a Farmers Branch police officer wounded in a shootout during a traffic stop late Tuesday night.It happened around 11:30 p.m. when a female passenger pulled out a gun during a traffic stop in the 2800 block of Valley View Lane and fired on the officer, Farmers Branch police reported.The officer then returned fire, striking the passenger, officials said. Both were transported to hospitals, where the woman died.The police officer, who has wearing a bulletproof vest, wasn't seriously injured and has been released from the hospital, officials said.Information on the driver of the stopped vehicle wasn't available. Farmers Branch police, citing an ongoing investigation, declined to name the woman or the officer.  Continue reading...

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