Texas trooper killed during traffic stop ID'd

Texas authorities search for suspect in fatal shooting of state trooper

The suspect was later captured in Waller County near Prairie View, authorities said. The agency says Allen joined the department in 2002 and was married with three children.

Texas DPS officials said the trooper stopped Black on the southbound lanes of I-45 near Fairfield for a traffic violation around 3:45 p.m. Thursday.

This Nov. 24, 2017 photo released by the Brazos County Sheriff's Office shows Dabrett Montreal Black who was charged Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, with capital murder of Trooper Damon Allen during a Thanksgiving Day traffic stop in East Texas.

"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".

A manhunt was launched Thursday for a suspect after a Texas trooper was shot and killed on a highway near the city of Fairfield. Authorities say Allen was shot with a rifle and died at the scene.

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Black is a black male, 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds.

The $500,000 bond is for two charges, Assault of a Public Servant, and Evading arrest.

"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. His injuries are not considered life-threatening, officials said. "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".

The shooting happened in Freestone County which is about 90 miles southeast of Dallas, Texas.

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