A manhunt ended late Thursday for a suspect officials say shot and killed a Texas Department of Public Safety officer. Dabrett Black, 32, was captured around 8:45 p.m. in Prairie View, Tx., after allegedly firing multiple shots from a rifle at trooper Damon Allen in Fairfield, roughly two-and-a-half hours northwest of Houston, the Houston Chronicle reports. Allen was a married father of three.
“Our DPS family is heartbroken tonight after one of Texas’ finest law enforcement officers was killed in the line of duty,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. The suspect fled the shooting, and authorities caught up with him in Waller County, where they fired shots at him. The suspect fled on foot and authorities followed him for more than an hour. Using night goggles, authorities found the suspect on top of some hay bales. They approached the suspect with help from SWAT teams and Harris County Sheriff’s officials.