Texas police officer, suspect killed in shooting

A Cameron police officer and a suspect have been killed in a shooting, officials say.

The Milam County Sheriff's Office says police responded to a call about a shooting in the 700 block of North Travis in Cameron around 11 p.m. Wednesday. A woman told police she had been shot in the back of the neck by her spouse.

Cameron police applied for a warrant and searched a home on East 7th Street, where they were confronted by the suspect who started shooting at officers.

The Milam County Sheriff's Office says Sgt. Joshua Lee Clouse, 39, was shot and taken to a hospital where he died, and the suspect, 29-year-old Albert Rafael Acosta, was shot and killed on the scene.

The woman was reportedly also taken to the hospital for her injuries. No word on her condition at this time.

The Texas Rangers are investigating.

The 100 Club of Central Texas has activated its Survivor Fund to support the family of the officer who died in the line of duty.

Donations can be made online and messages of support will be shared with the family. You can also mail donations to The Club’s office at 3200 Steck Avenue, Suite 240, Austin, Texas 78757; call 512-345-3200; or text "100clubcentex" to 44321.

This is the second time The Club has activated its Survivor Fund this year.

It previously responded to the line of duty death of Austin Fire Department Battalion Chief Travis Maher in late 2022.