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A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was shot and killed in the line of duty on Thursday, sparking an aggressive manhunt across the state.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statement Thursday night expressing his condolences to the officer’s family and also making a stern promise to Texans about the suspect.

“The killer will face justice,” Abbott vowed, “and the state of Texas will continue to offer our unwavering support for the men and women in law enforcement to keep our communities safe.”

Read his full statement here:

The Navarro County Office of Emergency Management identified the suspect as Dabrett Montreal Black and provided a description of the alleged killer:

The suspect was caught late Thursday and will soon face the justice that Abbott promised.

This is a breaking news story and may be updated.

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