CEDAR PARK, Texas — Three Cedar Park Police Department officers were shot while responding to a call on Sunday afternoon, the department confirmed.
According to the Cedar Park Police Department, the officers were responding to a call at a home on Natalie Cove. There, police say a mother called 911 and said her son kicked in the door and was acting "very aggressive."
"Our officers responded," Cedar Park Interim Police Chief Mike Harmon stated during a press conference Sunday night. "Once they went into the house, they were met with gunfire."
Harmon says the officers were able to return fire but its unknown if the suspect was struck in that exchange. The three Cedar Park Police Department officers who were shot were able to exit the residence and call for backup.
"The suspect barricaded himself inside with three other family members," stated Harmon.
Negotiators have been in contact with the suspect and several of the family members inside the residence.
"Please come out and surrender yourself peacefully so we can resolve this situation tonight," Harmon said during the press conference.
Harmon says the police department does have a past history at the residence but, he did not disclose the incident types.
In his latest update, Harmon reiterated the officers were in stable condition at an area hospital. One of the officers will remain hospitalized at least overnight and the other two, for which he did not have a full condition update, sustained non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect was described by police as being a male in his mid 20s with possible mental health issues.
This continues to be a developing story.
Just left the hospital and all 3 ofc’s are in stable condition. The scene in Heritage Park Subdivision is still active. Please avoid the area. Thank you to everyone who has expressed their concern. #— Mike Harmon (@chiefmikeharmon) August 16, 2020