Officer Larry Tuttle
Officer Larry Tuttle

Dallas Police Officer Shot to Death in Possible Murder-Suicide

Larry Tuttle, a six-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, died Saturday after police say a woman in his apartment shot Tuttle before shooting herself. The woman was an acquaintance of Tuttle's, police say, but cops have not yet identified her.

A 6-year-old girl, thought to be the shooter's daughter, according to Child Protective Services, was found in the apartment after the shootings. She was unharmed.

According to a report from KXAS, witnesses in the Lake Highlands Landing apartments in the 9700 block of Forest Lane in Far Northeast Dallas heard multiple gunshots, then a woman saying "oh my God, oh my God," then another burst of shots.

Tuttle was assigned to the South Central Patrol Division.

Update: 3:41 p.m.: Dallas Police report that the shooter was Otto Machelle Thomas. Thomas shot Tuttle, called 911 and said she shot him because he was about to hit her, and then shot herself, police said.

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