Trooper shot and killed in east-central Texas

Nov 26, 2017, 00:58
Trooper shot and killed in east-central Texas

Funeral arrangements have been set for a Texas state trooper who was shot and killed during a Thanksgiving traffic stop.

Black, 45, was apprehended in Hempstead, more than 100 miles from the scene of the shooting, by the Waller County Sheriff's Department.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered Texas flags at Texas Department of Public Safety facilities statewide to be lowered to half-staff in honor of fallen Trooper Damon Allen who was shot and killed on Thursday in Freestone County following a traffic stop.

An active manhunt is on for suspect Darbrett Black.

The shooting happened in Freestone County which is about 90 miles southeast of Dallas, Texas.

Black is a black male, 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds.

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He was last seen traveling North on I-45 in a 2012 Gray Chevrolet Malibu with Texas tag JDN-4273.

Law enforcement officials have arrested 32-year-old Dabrett Montreal Black of Lindale after several hours after the shooting. We ask for your prayers for his entire family and his many friends and colleagues during the hard days ahead. This trooper died selflessly serving Texas.

The $500,000 bond is for two charges, Assault of a Public Servant, and Evading arrest. Lindale News and Times stated that Black allegedly crashed into a deputy's vehicle when he was being chased by Smith County deputies.

Black has been charged with capital murder of a police officer, and is being held at the Brazos County Jail. Waller County sheriff's deputies initiated a stop and shots were fired, but it was unclear who opened fire from sheriff's reports.

The trooper killed hasn't been identified at this time. Abbott also expressed his "most honest condolences" to the trooper's family.

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