Trooper shot and killed in east-central Texas

Texas officials have issued a Blue Alert after a Texas State Trooper was shot and killed southeast of Dallas Thursday (Nov. 23).

It happened at about 4 p.m. south of Fairfield on Interstate 45, according Navarro County's EMS office.

Authorities say the gunman is Darbrett Black, who is now at large. He is now at large.

The Texas Department of Public Safety and other law enforcement agencies identified the suspect as 32-year-old Dabrett Black. He left the scene of the shooting in a gray Chevrolet Malibu with the license plate number JDN4273.

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The suspect in the shooting death of a state trooper during a Thanksgiving Day traffic stop in East Texas was charged Friday with capital murder of a law enforcement officer.

Details about the shooting have not been released.

An obituary posted Friday by Bowers Funeral Home in Teague, Texas, says the funeral for Trooper Damon Allen will be at 10 a.m. December 1 at Mexia High School's football stadium, about 92 miles (148 kilometers) south of Dallas.

NBC 5 has crews headed to the scene. Dabrett Black is being held in the Brazos County jail on a $500,000 bond.

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One incident in Texas killed one DPS Trooper and another injured a sheriff's deputy in shooting incidents. This trooper died selflessly serving Texas.

A call to a court-appointed attorney representing Black in the Smith County charges was also not immediately returned Friday. Waller County authorities said shots were fired, but did not indicate who opened fire.

The $500,000 bond is for two charges, Assault of a Public Servant, and Evading arrest. "Trooper Damon Allen was a loving husband and father of three, and we ask for your prayers for his entire family and his many friends and colleagues during the hard days ahead". Abbott also expressed his "most honest condolences" to the trooper's family.

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