Police identify Texas officer fatally shot outside store

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MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — Police have released the name of the officer who was fatally shot while responding to a disturbance call outside a suburban Dallas supermarket.

Mesquite police said Saturday that Officer Richard Houston was killed Friday.

Police said a prayer vigil will be held for him Sunday evening in front of the police department.

Police have said Houston was responding to a report of a disturbance in the supermarket parking lot when the suspect pulled a gun and opened fire.

The officer returned fire, wounding the suspect. Police have not released the suspect’s name.

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