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Updated: Shots fired at state trooper in Mitchell County, Texas Rangers investigating

By Michelle Frizalone, mfrizalone@ktxs.com
Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:27:57 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 21 2013 06:31:30 PM CST

NOLAN COUNTY, Texas -

A state trooper was conducting a traffic stop around 6 a.m. Monday in Mitchell County.

According to the Department of Public Safety, as the trooper approached the vehicle, he observed three men inside the vehicle.

Shortly after, the driver exited the vehicle and fired three shots at the trooper.

The driver then re-entered the vehicle and fled eastbound.

Shots were fired several times at the trooper during the pursuit.

A chase ensued into Nolan County and the suspect's vehicle was found abandoned on Farm Road 1230.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the incident and are processing the vehicle at this time.

The trooper was not injured and according to DPS, the suspects remain at large.

Loraine ISD is on lockdown while authorities search for the suspect, according to school officials.

KTXS will update you as we receive more information.