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Officers return fire, kill suspect in Texas trooper gunfire

December 2, 2018

Antonio Aguilar is seen in an undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Aguilar of Center, Texas, who was a fugitive – sought on an attempted capital murder warrant for allegedly opening fire on a Texas trooper on Nov. 28. The trooper was not hurt. Investigators say officers who located Aguilar at a home in Center, Texas, returned fire and fatally shot him before dawn on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)

CENTER, Texas (AP) — Investigators say officers have fatally shot an armed man who was sought on an attempted capital murder warrant after allegedly shooting at a Texas trooper last week.

The Department of Public Safety says 28-year-old Antonio Aguilar of Center was killed early Sunday. No officers were hurt in either incident.

Sgt. David Hendry says Aguilar was sought following a traffic stop Wednesday in which an SUV backed into a DPS vehicle, a trooper opened fire and then a suspect shot at the trooper.

Officers on Saturday received a tip that Aguilar was at a home in Center, 160 miles (257.48 kilometers) northeast of Houston. Hendry says officers negotiated with Aguilar until he came out and began firing.

Officers returned fire.

A man from Center was charged Sunday with harboring a fugitive.

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