In Waller County, sheriff's deputies and a Texas DPS helicopter pursued the suspect, the sheriff's office said.
Senior Trooper Thomas Nipper, 62, was conducting a traffic stop on the southbound shoulder of I-35 in Temple at approximately 3:05 p.m. on Saturday, November 4 when his patrol unit was struck from behind by a Chevrolet pickup, according to Fox 7 Austin.
Black is a black male, 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. He was charged with assault on a public servant, and attempting to take a weapon from an officer in 2015.
An investigation is now on-going to determine exactly what happened.
Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Sgt. D.L. Wilson this all started during a traffic stop when the trooper was returning to the patrol vehicle after talking with Black.
Allen was a father and a husband.
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In a statement, DPS Director Steven McCraw praised Allen for his "selfless sacrifice on Thanksgiving Day".
The fatal shooting took place on Thursday in Fairfield, about 90 miles south of Dallas, where highway patrol trooper Damon Allen had stopped the suspect for a traffic violation and made contact with the driver, a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) spokesman said. "The killer will face justice, and the State of Texas will continue to offer our unwavering support for the men and women in law enforcement who keep our communities safe". He was booked into the Brazos County Jail and charged with capital murder of a peace officer.
A family friend started an online fundraiser that had raised more than $2,000 Friday afternoon at https://myevent.com/DPSDAMONALLEN. He joined the department in 2002.
Allen was stationed at Groesbeck at the time of his death.
"His number one priority was the safety of the people he protected".