Trooper Shoots & Kills Murder Suspect In Gunfight - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/1/09

Trooper Shoots & Kills Murder Suspect In Gunfight

A 20-year-old man wanted for murder in the death of a San Angelo woman died in a shootout with a state trooper. 

The Department of Public Safety reports that Manuel Al-Cantar shot the trooper using a 12-gauge shotgun in Eden Texas Wednesday night. The trooper returned fire, killing Al-Cantar. 

Authorities say the officer tried to identify Al-Cantar and the driver of a car he was in before the shooting.  The San Angelo Standard-Times reports that Al-Cantar is named in a murder warrant for the shooting death of 38-year-old Lynda Fairchild Wednesday.  The driver of the car is charged with attempted capital murder of a peace officer.

Al-Cantar's body was sent to Lubbock for an autopsy.

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