EDINBURG, Texas —
Authorities say a man suspected of shooting a Texas Department of Public
Safety trooper as he investigated a vehicle collision in South Texas
has been arrested after fleeing hours earlier.
DPS said just
before 1 a.m. Sunday that a 24-year-old man from Edinburg had been
arrested. DPS said Sunday morning that the trooper was out of surgery
and was in stable but critical condition.
The trooper has been identified as Moises Sanchez.
DPS officials say a preliminary investigation
shows that at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday the trooper approached a vehicle
crash in Edinburg where the driver fled on foot. The trooper was then
shot after locating the man believed to be the driver nearby. The
suspect then fled again.
After the shooting, authorities asked the public to avoid the area, saying the suspect was believed to be nearby.