BREAKING NEWS! DPS Trooper shot, killed near Fairfield on I-45, suspect in custody


Murder suspect Darbrett Black.

Fairfield and Waller County, November 23 – A suspect whom authorities have not yet captured shot and killed a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper on Thanksgiving Day on Interstate 45 just south of Fairfield in Freestone County. Navarro County Office of Emergency Management officials have confirmed the shooting occurred around 4 p.m.

Texas state troopers, Navarro County, and Freestone County law enforcement authorities have joined other law enforcement agencies to find the suspect who is Dabrett Black, an African-American male, 5 feet 11 inches tall, and 175 pounds. Black fled the scene in a 2012 gray, 4-door Chevy Malibu with Texas license plates JDN4273.

Witnesses confirmed observing Black in Waller County near Hempstead around 7 p.m. Authorities with the Waller County Sheriff’s Office captured Black around 8:15 p.m. after a gunfight.





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