A DPS state trooper shot earlier Friday is out of surgery and doing well, according to DPS.
The trooper, who has not been identified, was shot in Frisco while trying to make a traffic stop, and authorities say the suspected shooter is still at large.
A tweet by the North Texas Region of Texas DPS provided an update on the trooper’s condition:
The trooper is out of surgery and physicians say it went well. We are truly appreciative of our law enforcement partners and all the support from the community. @FriscoPD— TxDPS – North Texas Region (@TxDPSNorth) March 30, 2019
According to the Frisco Pilice Department Twitter, the trooper was taken into surgery but was listed in stable condition.
Per Texas DPS, the Trooper was listed in stable condition before going into surgery. This is still an active scene and residents in the area are urged to stay inside. Frisco PD appreciates the efforts of all agencies involved, as well as the continued support of the community.— Frisco Police (@FriscoPD) March 29, 2019
The incident happened at about 2:25 p.m. when the trooper attempted to stop a vehicle on the Dallas North Tollway near Spring Creek for a traffic violation, accordimng to a statement from the DPS.
The driver chose to evade the trooper and continued driving bnorth to the 6800 block of Lebanon Road before stopping in an apartment complex parking lost.
A single suspect shot the trooper there, according to the statement.
DPS says the suspect is still believed to be in the area.
This is a developing story. KETK will update it as more information becomes available.