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Two Law Enforcement Officers Shot on Thanksgiving in Texas

Two Law Enforcement Officers Shot on Thanksgiving in Texas”

Authorities in Texas say the man suspected of killing a state trooper during a traffic stop has been taken into custody. The suspect was later captured in Waller County near Prairie View, authorities said.

On Interstate 45, DPS Trooper Damon Allen was shot and killed while making a traffic stop in Freestone County, just south of Fairfield, at approximately 4 pm on Thanksgiving Day.

Trooper Damon Allen
Trooper Damon Allen

"Officials in Limestone and Freestone counties came together to conduct a massive search for Black and described him as a black male, 5' 11" weighing 175 pounds.

He left the scene driving a gray Chevrolet Malibu, license plate number JDN4273, according to KXAS.

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Law enforcement officials have arrested 32-year-old Dabrett Montreal Black of Lindale after several hours after the shooting. Those charges are from Smith County where Tyler is.

The body of a Texas state trooper shot and killed during a traffic stop on Thanksgiving is being escorted to a funeral home in Teague, about 98 miles (158 kilometers) south of Dallas. He then returned to the patrol unit and the suspect fired multiple shots from a rifle at Trooper Allen, who died at the scene. Jail records show Black was free on bond in Smith County, Texas, after being charged earlier this year with aggravated assault of a public servant and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle.

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"With heavy hearts on this Thanksgiving, Cecilia and I express our most honest condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of the Trooper who was callously killed today in the line of duty". We ask for your prayers for his entire family and his many friends and colleagues during the hard days ahead. He is accused of fatally shooting Trooper Damon Allen on Thursday.

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