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Shooting Suspect In McKinney Is Dead; Campus Lockdown Lifted

By KERA News & Wire Services

Dallas, TX – A gunman who opened fire today outside a McKinney police station is dead.

Deputy Chief Scott Brewer says the incident began when the man, driving a Ford pickup and hauling a trailer, drove close to the police department, got out and started yelling toward the Public Safety Building. Brewer says the gunman did not enter the building.

Brewer says the vehicle then became engulfed in flames and ammunition in the truck started on fire. The deputy chief says the public safety building then came under gunfire. He says officers returned fire. No police officers were hurt.

Brewer at a press conference today said the shooter was killed near the public safety building. But he said it's unclear whether the suspect was shot by police or died from a self-inflicted wound. Police also believe they know the identity of the gunman, but declined to release further information as the investigation continues.

The central campus of Collin College across the street from the public safety building was locked down after shots were fired shortly after 9 a.m. Students and staff were warned by e-mail not to come to the school. That lockdown has been lifted

We'll have additional details this afternoon during All Things Considered.