DPS trooper shoots suspect who took his Taser

A suspect is in critical condition after officials say he took a DPS trooper's Taser and was shot by the trooper Wednesday afternoon in Brazoria County.

BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas -- A suspect is in critical condition after officials say he took a DPS trooper’s Taser and was shot by the trooper Wednesday afternoon in Brazoria County.

The incident occurred Wednesday near CR 521 and CR 42.

Officials say the suspect took the Taser from the trooper and hit the trooper in the face. That’s when the trooper discharged his weapon, hitting the suspect.

Authorities say the suspect is in critical condition. The trooper had minor injuries and was treated on the scene.

Texas Rangers are investigating the incident.

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