Texas officer shot near home of girl found dead, naked, wrapped in tarp
POSTED: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 11:30am
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 1:09pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Police went to the home of Tyler Holder, a teenager who lives a few houses down from Alanna Gallagher.
An officer was serving an arrest warrant to arrest Holder after DNA evidence came back linking him to her murder. The officer was also serving a search warrant as well.
Law enforcement sources say Holder came to the front door with a gun in his waistband, pulled it out, and opened fire at the officer.
Sources say the officer was shot in the leg and is conscious and talking, taken to JPS.
Holder was shot in the head and his condition unknown.
Gallagher body's was found naked and wrapped in a tarp on a residential street not far from her family’s home in the North Texas community on July 1.
The shooting scene is in the 600 block of Babbling Brook Dr. in Saginaw, which is the same block where the Gallagher home is located.
Damon Ing with the Saginaw Police Department said an officer is down in a residence where they were serving a warrant involved in the investigation of Alanna Gallagher's murder.
Ing could not immediately confirm reports of a second person being injured, however the reporter on the scene saw a second person being transported as well.
Police, fire, and emergency medical personnel are currently on the scene. FBI and SWAT units have also been reported.