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The Latest: Suspect in shooting of Texas trooper arrested

March 30, 2019

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a standoff following the shooting of a Texas state trooper (all times local):

7:40 a.m.

Authorities say a person suspected of shooting and wounding a Texas state trooper has been taken into custody following a standoff at an apartment complex near Dallas.

Lonny Haschel, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman, said in an email that a SWAT team arrested 42-year-old Bryan M. Cahill, of Frisco, shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday after the nearly 15-hour standoff.

He says Cahill was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries and that he’ll eventually be charged with aggravated assault of a police officer.

Haschel says Cahill fired shots at officers multiple times during the standoff at the Frisco apartment complex.

He said earlier that a driver — later identified as Cahill — shot and wounded the trooper after fleeing to the apartment complex from an attempted traffic stop Friday afternoon, and that trooper underwent surgery that doctors said “went well.”

—This item has been corrected to reflect that the trooper was shot after reaching the apartment complex, not during the attempted traffic stop.

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6:25 a.m.

Authorities say a Texas state trooper is recovering following surgery after being shot by a person who fled a traffic stop in a Dallas suburb.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says via Twitter that the shooter remains barricaded inside an apartment early Saturday, more than 16 hours after the shooting.

Authorities say the unidentified trooper had tried to pull over a car for a traffic violation at 2:15 p.m. Friday.

DPS spokesman Lonny Haschel says the driver fled north along a highway to a Frisco apartment complex.

Authorities say after the vehicle stopped, the trooper was shot. Haschel says the trooper underwent surgery and “physicians say it went well.”

Frisco police say residents who live around the complex where the shooter is barricaded should remain indoors.

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3:20 a.m.

Authorities say a Texas state trooper is recovering following surgery after being shot by a person who fled a traffic stop in a Dallas suburb.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says via Twitter that the shooter remains barricaded inside an apartment early Saturday, more than 12 hours after the shooting.

Authorities say the unidentified trooper had tried to pull over a car for a traffic violation at 2:15 p.m. Friday.

DPS spokesman Lonny Haschel says the driver fled north along a highway to a Frisco apartment complex.

Authorities say after the vehicle stopped, the trooper was shot. Haschel says the trooper underwent surgery and “physicians say it went well.”

Frisco police say residents who live around the complex where the shooter is barricaded should remain indoors.

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This story corrects when authorities say the trooper was shot. It was after the suspect fled to an apartment complex from an attempted traffic stop, not during the stop.