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Two officers shot, suspect dead in Granbury

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A gunman shot a Hood County Sheriff's deputy and a Granbury officer in a Lake Granbury neighborhood before being gunned down in a shootout at a second location near City Hall on Friday morning.

He shot Hood County Deputy Sergeant Lance McLean in the head, seriously wounding him. Sgt. McLean died Saturday morning from his injuries.

Granbury Police Officer Chad Davis was shot in his shoulder. He was released from the ICU Saturday.

The gunman, Ricky Don McComas, 49 was supposed to be in a Johnson County court on Friday to face a charge sexual assault of a child from July 2012.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit McComas was smoking K2, synthetic cannabis, with a 16-year-old girl and her younger sister last year. The warrant indicates the 16-year-old woke up to McComas raping her.

The Hood County Sheriff's office got a disturbance call around 10:50 a.m. in a neighborhood near Lake Granbury and responded to the scene.

McComas opened fire on Sergeant McLean and Davis.

McCommas fled the scene, but officers caught up with McCommas a short time later in front of City Hall. Witnesses said he came screeching down the street in a white van that already had a window shot out.

The gunman jumped out of his van and started spraying bullets. He was killed by return fire, the witnesses said. Hood County deputies said he was wearing camo and bulletproof vest. Witnesses said he pulled out a semi-automatic rifle with a high capacity magazine and opened fire on deputies and police officers.

"A guy jumps out and he's got and assault weapon in his hand. He gets out and he turns it this way and he looks at us just for a blink of an eye and then turns and all the gunfire began," said witness Gary Farina.

Video from SKY 4 showed dozens evidence markers along a sidewalk and in a parking lot. Officers could be seen searching the white van and an assault rifle was on the ground nearby.

Police in Joshua taped off an area around McCommas' house on Friday afternoon. Authorities were concerned about possible devices left behind in the home and said they were taking extra precautions.

Chief Galvan said though Sergeant McLean and Officer Davis were a part of two different departments, they are part of the same family.

"I've still got officers over there with Lance and his family, we're a very tight knit group of people when you work together everyday of the year you get close and they're just like family to us as we are to them, so when something like this happens it's a hit on both departments," said Chief Galvan.

Sgt. McLean was a 5-year veteran of the Hood County Sheriff's Office. He leaves behind a wife and two special needs children.

 "Our thoughts and prayers are with Roger Deeds and the rest of the Sheriff's Department, Lance and his family we just wish and one that everybody join us in those prayers for Lance and his family," said Granbury Police Chief Mitch Galvan.

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