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DPS trooper shot by suspect who gave fake name, fled in vehicle

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SAN ANTONIO -

UPDATE (2/19/18):

The suspect has died, according to the Medical Examiner's Office. Details on the trooper's condition are unknown at this time.

See previous story below.

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A Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper was wounded in a shooting Sunday afternoon.

Authorities were called to Interstate 10 and Graytown at about 3 p.m. for reports of a shooting. DPS public information officer Deon Cockrell said a trooper pulled over the suspect for a traffic violation on Farm to Market 78. The suspect was traveling the wrong way in traffic. He gave a fake name, prompting the trooper to arrest him, Cockrell said. The suspect fled the scene and the trooper lost sight of him until a DPS helicopter located him in Bexar County.

Shots were exchanged, Cockrell said, and both men were wounded. The trooper was shot in the arm, while the suspect was shot in the stomach. There is no word on their conditions, Cockrell said, as they remain in local hospitals to recover from their injuries.

The roads will be closed while officials investigate.

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