A woman who was armed with a rifle died Monday afternoon after a shooting that involved an Allen police officer along West McDermott Drive, near U.S. Highway 75, authorities say.
Officers responded about 2:30 p.m. to a report of a heated argument, Sgt. Jonathan Maness said. Police received reports of at least two guns — a rifle and a handgun — at the scene.
When officers arrived, they couldn’t find the disturbance and began searching the area, according to a news release. In a Wendy’s parking lot in the 600 block of West McDermott Drive, police found a woman holding a rifle at her side and immediately heard several gunshots, Maness said.
There were two guns involved in the incident, but authorities said they had not confirmed whether both were discharged.
Police rushed to the location as the woman, who was still holding the rifle, began to run east, the news release said. An officer shot at least once at her, but it was unclear whether that gunfire struck her.
When officers arrived at the parking lot, they found a man with gunshot wounds lying between two vehicles and the woman collapsed several feet away, the release said.
Officers administered first aid to both people, who were taken to a hospital. The woman died from her wounds.
The man was undergoing surgery. As of about 7 p.m., Maness said his condition was unknown.
The names of the people who were shot were not released, pending notification of their families.
Early reports suggested that the two people involved in the disturbance that led to the shooting knew each other, but Allen police have said they could not yet confirm that.
Because an officer discharged a weapon, the police department has asked the Texas Rangers to assist with the investigation. The Texas Rangers office in Garland could not be reached immediately for comment.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about it may contact Allen police at 214-509-4200.