Farmers Branch officer shot, woman killed in exchange of gunfire

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (AP) — A woman has died in an exchange of gunfire with a suburban Dallas police officer following a late-night traffic stop.

Police in Farmers Branch say the officer had initiated the traffic stop late Tuesday and was speaking with the driver when the officer asked the woman, a passenger in the car, to exit the vehicle.

The woman, identified as 38-year-old Brooke Amelia Camacho, then pulled a gun and shot the unidentified officer.

The officer was able to return fire and shot Camacho. Both were taken to a hospital where Camacho died. The officer was later released and authorities say his bulletproof vest saved his life.

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It’s not clear what prompted Camacho to fire.

The male driver was questioned and released. No charges have been filed against him.