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County prosecutor killed near Texas courthouse

2 years ago January 31, 2013 Jan 31, 2013 Thursday, January 31 2013 Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:17:24 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

KAUFMAN, Texas - Authorities say an assistant district attorney has been shot and killed near the North Texas county courthouse where he worked.

The shooting occurred just before 9 a.m. Thursday outside a building across from the main Kaufman County courthouse. Authorities say they are seeking two suspects in the shooting. No motive has been released.

The name of the prosecutor was not immediately announced, pending notification of family.

The courthouse was initially locked down, but that has since been lifted.

At a news conference, local law enforcement officials decried the shooting as an attack on the criminal justice system.

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