Mission Police Officer Murdered Overnight

A police officer in the Rio Grande Valley city of Mission was shot and killed by a suspect overnight, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

"We’re devastated," the City of Mission said in a statement released about 10PM Thursday. "It’s with the deepest sadness we share with you we lost one of our own. Our officer was shot when he was waved down for a suspect with a weapon. He gave his life protecting us. There are no words to explain how heartbroken we are as a community."

The suspect is in custody. The officer's name has not been released. Mission officials plan a news conference later this morning.

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