Dabrett Black who allegedly shot and killed a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Damon Allen during a traffic stop on Thanksgiving has been arrested after being taken down and bitten by a K-9 officer, ending an intense manhunt and standoff, authorities said.
According to DPS, at 3:45 p.m., Trooper Damon Allen stopped a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu — driven by Dabrett Black — for a traffic violation on I-45 in Freestone County near Fairfield. Preliminary information indicates the trooper approached the vehicle and spoke to the driver. As the trooper was returning to his patrol unit, Black, 32, allegedly pulled out a rifle and shot the trooper multiple times.
Black fled the scene and a Blue Alert was issued for his four-door, champagne colored vehicle with license plate JDN-4273. That evening, Black was spotted in Prairie View in Waller County, where he was involved in a standoff with multiple law enforcement agencies. He was eventually attacked by a K-9 officer and shot.
Black was taken to a hospital in Bryan, Texas where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to DPS. He was then transferred to the Brazos County Jail and charged with capital murder. Allen, 41, joined the department in 2002. Fellow officers escorted his body to the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Funeral services for Allen will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, at the Mexia High School Football Stadium in Mexia. Pastor Bryan Hallmark will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Salem Cemetery near Freestone. Visitation will be held on Thursday with the family present from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague.