Suspect arrested after Texas trooper killed on the job

By on November 24, 2017


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

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.