Texas state trooper shot after Dallas area traffic stop

March 30, 2019

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a Texas state trooper is recovering following surgery after being shot by a suspect who fled a traffic stop in a Dallas suburb.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says that the trooper had tried to pull over a car for a traffic violation at 2:15 p.m. Friday.

DPS spokesman Lonny Haschel says that instead of stopping, the driver fled north along a highway to a Frisco apartment complex.

Authorities say after the vehicle stopped, the trooper was shot by an unidentified suspect.

Haschel says the trooper underwent surgery and “physicians say it went well.”

Frisco police say the suspected shooter is barricaded inside an apartment and residents who live around the complex should remain indoors.