A Kaufman County assistant district attorney was shot dead outside the courthouse Thursday, spurring a complete lockdown of the grounds and an active search for the two shooters.
Kaufman County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Pat Laney said the suspects ambushed the assistant DA on his way in to court and shot him multiple times at about 8:50 a.m. They then fled the scene. The courthouse was locked down and later closed for the day. The victim's name has not been released because his family has not been notified.
During a press conference, Sheriff David Burns and Police Chief Chris Aulbaugh said the prosecutor was heading to misdemeanor court when he was assaulted and gunned down. Investigators are combing through his case load to find any suspects who may have held a grudge. MORE
Well, if they're looking for anybody that might've held a grudge..... If' he's prosecuted 500 cases in his career, I'm thinking they have 500 suspects so far. Then if you include the families of the prosecuted you can add another 1500-2000 to that list. Then if you want to include friends of the prosecuted...... Gonna be interesting how this plays out. Was it a cartel hit, bad blood, or a couple of Patriots that got tired of the shit?