Statewide Manhunt for Suspect Accused in Shooting Death of DPS Trooper - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/30/08

Statewide Manhunt for Suspect Accused in Shooting Death of DPS Trooper

Courtesy: DPS Courtesy: DPS
Trooper James Burns Trooper James Burns

A statewide search is underway for a suspect in the overnight shooting death of a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper in East Texas.

The DPS identifies the slain trooper as James Scott Burns, 39.

A DPS statement says they're searching for Brandon Wayne Robertson, 37.

DPS spokeswoman Tela Mange said the shooting happened at the end of a chase last night near a rural crossroads just west of Kellyville, near Lake O' The Pines. A passer-by saw the wounded man and used Burns' radio to report that he had been shot.

Wanted Suspect

  • Brandon Wayne Robertson, age 37
  • 6 feet 2 inches
  • 250 pounds
  • 1997 blue Dodge Intrepid TX 039 LCG

Before Tuesday, 82 DPS troopers had died in the line of duty. The last death came on March 14, 2007.

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