Suspect in trooper's murder captured in Waller County


"The suspect was identified as Dabrett Black, a 5'11" black man weighing about 175 pounds.

Senior Trooper Thomas Nipper, 62, was conducting a traffic stop on the southbound shoulder of I-35 in Temple at approximately 3:05 p.m. on Saturday, November 4 when his patrol unit was struck from behind by a Chevrolet pickup, according to Fox 7 Austin.

The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Texas DPS trooper in Freestone County has been involved in a shooting in Waller County.

The trooper died in his vehicle after the suspect fired multiple times with a rifle, the department said.

Police say the suspect was spotted in Waller County and shots were fired in the area of Liendo Parkway and Wyatt Chapel.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the TXDPS trooper shot and killed this afternoon in Freestone County. Black was considered armed and risky. The suspect then fled.

This is the Darbrett Black who is wanted in the death of the Texas State Trooper.

Black, from Lindale, TX, has been in trouble before in Smith County.

The suspected gunman who is believed to have killed a Texas state trooper on Thanksgiving Day was captured in Waller County.

Black is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He faced charges of first-degree felony, aggravated assault against a public servant and evading arrest, a third-degree felony.

Authorities from multiple agencies are searching for the suspect. Prayers for his family. "This trooper died selflessly serving Texas". "Swift justice for his killer", he wrote.