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Suspect in fatal shooting of Texas trooper in custody

The Waller County Sheriff's Office is reporting the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Texas Trooper has been taken into custody


PoliceOne Staff

UPDATE: (6:53 p.m. PST)

WALLER COUNTY, Texas — The Waller County Sheriff's Office is reporting the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Texas Trooper has been taken into custody.

The Dallas News reports that the trooper had pulled Darbrett Black's vehicle over for a traffic violation. As the trooper was walking back to his patrol car, the suspect fired multiple shots from a rifle.

UPDATE: (5:30 p.m. PST) 

WALLER COUNTY, Texas — The Waller County Sheriff's Office has posted on Facebook that the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Texas Trooper, Darbrett Black, was spotted by a sheriff's deputy and shots have been fired. 

Officials are urging everyone to stay out of the area and to "pray for the safety of all first responders involved."

EARLIER: 

FREESTONE COUNTY, Texas — A Texas State Trooper was fatally shot Thursday afternoon and a massive manhunt is underway for the suspect. 

The shooting occurred on Interstate 45 around 4 p.m., reported NBCDFW.com

Officials have identified the gunman as Darbrett Black, who left the scene driving a gray Chevrolet Malibu, license plate: JDN4273.

Anyone who sees Black is urged to call law enforcement. Several law enforcement agencies are involved in the search for the gunman.

Authorities did not release the trooper’s identity nor did they release any more information on the shooting.

 

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