Suspect apprehended in Texas trooper's shooting death
FAIRFIELD, Texas - The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the trooper who was shot and killed during a traffic stop in East Texas.
DPS released a statement on its Twitter page identifying the trooper as 41-year-old Damon Allen. The agency says Allen joined the department in 2002 and was married with three children.
The department also says it will file capital murder charges against the suspect, 32-year-old Dabrett Black. He was taken into custody Thursday night in Waller County, more than 100 miles (161 kilometers) south of where Allen was shot.
Authorities say Black is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries following his apprehension.
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