FORT WORTH — A Hood County deputy shot after responding to a disturbance call near Lake Granbury died Saturday, officials said.
Sgt. Lance McLean, 38, of Hico was taken by helicopter ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth after he was shot in the head Friday. He was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m.
The gunman, Ricky Don McCommas, 49, fled to Granbury after shooting McLean and was fatally shot outside City Hall after wounding a Granbury police officer.
The incident began when McCommas confronted a girl he is accused of sexually assaulting.
Granbury police officer Chad Davis was wounded in the exchange of gunfire at City Hall, but his injury was not considered to be life-threatening, said Sgt. Lonny Haschel, a spokesman with the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Davis is “better today,” Police Chief Mitch Galvan said Saturday.
The violence began with a disturbance call at 10:50 a.m. Friday. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched near the intersection of Edgecliff Court and Lakeview Road in the Oak Trail Shores subdivision north of Granbury.
Upon arrival, a man identified as Ricky Don McCommas opened fire on the responding deputies, Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper Lonny Haschel said.
After McLean was injured, another deputy called for backup as McCommas, 57, drove to Granbury in a white van, Haschel said.