UPDATE: 3 police officers reportedly stable after Texas shooting

Suspect remains barricaded amid hostage situation

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Three police officers are in stable condition at a local hospital after being shot in Cedar Park, Texas, amid an active shooter incident Sunday, according to the Cedar Park Police Department.

One officer was shot in the arm, one was shot in the chest with a vest on, and the third officer was hospitalized after being grazed in the head, according to reporter Rudy Koski.

The suspect remained barricaded with three family members, including juveniles, late Sunday, according to reporter Nicole Cobler.

Police said they do not know if the suspect, who is in his mid-20s and “is dealing with some mental health issues,” is injured, Cobler reported.

Police, who were hoping for a peaceful resolution, said they are aware of a Facebook Live that was done by the suspect during the ongoing hostage situation, according to Cobler.

Police also confirmed officers have been previously dispatched to the address, Cobler reported.

Several Round Rock police vehicles and an unmarked white van entered the scene earlier Sunday, according to reporter Alyssa Goard of KXAN.

Police initially responded about 3:10 p.m. local time after the suspect’s mother called about her son being aggressive, Cobler reported.

Three officers reportedly were shot while responding to the call at the home off Natalie Cove, according to the Cedar Park Police Department.

At least three ambulances and multiple SWAT units initially were on the scene, according to Koski.

An officer was escorting an elderly woman from the area in the Heritage Park subdivision, Koski reported. Residents have been told to avoid the Horizon Park area, KVUE reported.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott released a statement, according to Cobler. “Our hearts are with the police officers who were injured while protecting the Cedar Park community this afternoon,” Abbott said.

This is a developing story. Check back at AJC.com throughout the day for updates.

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