NEW YORK POST:
A Texas state trooper was killed in the line of duty during a routine traffic stop on Thanksgiving — and the alleged gunman was nabbed following an hours-long manhunt.
Highway Patrol Trooper Damon Allen, 41, was gunned down around 4 p.m. Thursday on I-45 in a rural county near Fairfield, about 90 miles south of Dallas, authorities said.
Allen, a 15-year veteran, had pulled over suspected shooter Dabrett Black, 32, for a traffic violation when moments later, Black allegedly blasted multiple shots at Allen with a rifle, according to cops.
Allen, a married father of three, was killed at the scene, authorities said.
The shooter quickly fled in a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, sparking a massive manhunt.
Black was arrested at 9 p.m. in Waller County near Prairie View, about 50 miles northwest of Houston and more than 100 miles south of the fatal shooting.