Blue Alert Issued For Suspect In Texas State Trooper Shooting

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"Officials in Limestone and Freestone counties came together to conduct a massive search for Black and described him as a black male, 5' 11" weighing 175 pounds.

Dabrett Black is being held at the Brazos County jail in Bryan, Texas, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Houston.

Smith County court records show Black was indicted in October after he led police on a chase in July and rammed his auto into a police cruiser after they tried to pull him over for speeding.

The Waller County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook that deputies were attempting to take Black into custody when shots were fired.

Authorities say a Texas state trooper has been killed and they're looking for a man in connection to the shooting.

Gov. Greg Abbott issued the following statement Thursday.

KYTX-TV reported in July that Black was charged with evading arrest, reckless driving and aggravated assault against a public servant following a police chase in Smith County. The agency said the suspect shot and killed the trooper with a rifle during a traffic stop.

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Trooper Allen served with the Texas Highway Patrol for 15 years.

"Sad on Thanksgiving to lose one of our state troopers in the line of duty".

A DPS trooper was shot and killed near Interstate 45 in Fairfield, TX around 3:45 Thursday evening during a traffic stop.

The suspect was apprehended Thursday night near Prairie View, about 110 miles (177 kilometers) south of Fairfield.

Overnight, a Hays County deputy was injured and a suspect found dead after a shooting that occurred while deputies responded to a burglary report in Wimberley, officials said.

Allen, a 15 year veteran of the department, leaves behind a wife and three children. His injuries are not considered life-threatening, officials said.