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A vehicle pursuit in Falfurrias led to gunfire, injuring a Texas DPS Trooper

Officials said once the driver stopped, officers engaged the suspect who then shot at them, hitting a Texas DPS Trooper in the chest. He is now in stable condition.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Just before 8:30 p.m., Saturday, a Texas DPS trooper was in a vehicle pursuit after a driver fled from a traffic stop. 

Officers spiked the vehicle at Highway 281 and Terry St. which ended the chase, according to Falfurrias PD.

Officials said once the driver stopped, officers engaged the suspect who then shot at them, hitting a Texas DPS Trooper in the chest. The trooper was wearing a bulletproof vest, which protected some of the impact and left him grazed by the bullet. Officers returned gunfire, killing the suspect.

The injured trooper was transported to the hospital and is currently in stable condition.

Falfurrias PD said that the Texas Rangers are handling the ongoing investigation. Stay with 3NEWS for updates as more information becomes available.

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