Texas game warden dies after being shot during chase

By Paige Hewitt
The Houston Chronicle

WHARTON COUNTY, Texas — A Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden was fatally shot in Wharton County early Saturday after he and other officials chased and tried to apprehend a suspected illegal hunter, who was expected to be charged with capital murder.

Justin Hurst, of El Campo, who turned 34 the day he was killed, is survived by his wife, Amanda, and 4-month-old son, Kyle.

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