WACO, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a McLennan County sheriff's lieutenant has been shot in the leg by a kidnapping suspect near the campus of Baylor University.
Chief Sheriff's Deputy Matt Cawthon told the Waco Tribune-Herald (http://bit.ly/J6y3So ) that Lieutenant Johnny Spillman was shot during an exchange of gunfire near campus Wednesday afternoon. Cawthon said 25-year-old Michael Alvarado was arrested in the shooting.
Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Alvarado had kidnapped a woman he knew at gunpoint from a home. Several agencies responded to a storage unit where Alvarado allegedly fled. Swanton said as authorities closed in Alvarado tried to ram through a gate and then began firing. That's when Spillman was hit.
Cawthon said Spillman was in stable condition. Alvarado was wounded and in critical condition. The woman was not injured.
Information from: Waco Tribune-Herald, http://www.wacotrib.com