Suspect charged in fatal shooting of state trooper

Suspect charged in fatal shooting of state trooper

Allen was the second Texas trooper to be killed while on duty this month and the first trooper in the state to be shot in the line of duty since 2008. "He is a black male, 5'11" tall and weighs 175 pounds.

The Waller County Sheriff's office said in a Facebook Post that the suspect, Darbrett Black, drove into the county and "shots have been fired in the area of Liendo Parkway and Wyatt Chapel".

When deputies arrived to investigate, someone began shooting at them, authorities said.

The man suspected of doing this was located in Waller County several hours later and taken into custody after exchanging shots with a Waller County Sheriff's Deputy who found him.

The Navarro County Office of Emergency Management said Black was caught by collaborating with numerous agencies and no additional casualties were reported.

The $500,000 bond is for two charges, Assault of a Public Servant, and Evading arrest.

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Gov. Greg Abbott issued the following statement Thursday.

The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Texas state trooper during a Thanksgiving Day traffic stop has been charged with capital murder of a law enforcement officer.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says 41-year-old Trooper Damon Allen was killed Thursday following a traffic stop on Interstate 45 near Fairfield, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of Dallas.

Lonny Haschel, a public information officer with the Texas Highway Patrol, says,"It takes time for the Texas Rangers, the investigators to come in and analyze every bit of physical evidence at the scene".

Allen, who was described as a loving husband and father of three, joined the department in 2002. His injuries are not considered life-threatening, officials said.

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