FAIRFIELD, Texas— A Texas state trooper is dead after he was shot during a Thanksgiving traffic stop in East Texas.
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 kilometres) south of Dallas. Authorities say Allen was shot with a rifle and died at the scene.
The suspect was apprehended Thursday night near Prairie View, about 110 miles (177 kilometres) south of Fairfield. DPS identified the suspect as 32-year-old Dabrett Black of Lindale, Texas. Officials say Black is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
DPS says Allen joined the department in 2002 and was married with three children.