Texas Assistant DA Shot Dead Outside Courthouse

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A Kaufman County DA was shot and killed outside a courthouse.

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 caseload to find any suspects who may have held a grudge.