Seven counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon were added last week to a capital murder of a police officer charge against a man arrested in the Feb. 7 shooting death of Richardson Police Officer David Sherrard of Wylie.
The attack on police at a Richardson apartment was described as an ambush by officers at the scene, a claim that has been substantiated by a review of police body camera footage.
Arrested in the fatal shooting was Brandon McCall, 26, who is in Collin County Detention Center under bonds totaling $1.75 million on the aggravated assault charges. No bond has been set on the capital murder charge.
Sherrard, a 13-year veteran of the Richardson police force, was the first officer to enter the apartment after receiving a report that a man had been shot. Rene Gamez, 30, was found outside the apartment with a gunshot wound that proved to be fatal.
Seven officers, with Sherrard in the lead, entered the apartment to locate the gunman and Sherrard was struck in the upper torso by two bullets. Sherrard stepped outside the apartment, saying that he had been hit, and was taken to a Plano hospital where he died.
By Joe Reavis • Staff Writer • [email protected]
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