AUSTIN (KXAN/KETK) — A North Texas deputy was injured in gunfire exchanged with a suspect and after officials issued a Blue Alert as they searched for the suspect, he has been found.
Officials told KXAN’s sister station in Tyler, Texas that a Henderson County Sheriff’s Deputy tried to pull over Jeremy Bryan Cook, 39, who was riding a motorcycle, in the early hours of Wednesday morning. After a chase, Cook is accused of shooting the deputy in Berryville.
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Cook then reportedly took off into the woods near County Road 4117 where authorities are searching for him. The road was closed down as officials investigate.
A Blue Alert was issued as officials searched for Cook, who was considered armed and dangerous. At 10:39 a.m., officials discontinued the alert.
The deputy injured in gunfire is in stable condition, according to the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office.