A separate driver reported gunfire and a trooper was responding to that call when he spotted the car crash and stopped, Milstead and DPS Captain Damon Cecil said.
When he started to block lanes and put out flares, a suspect ambushed him, opening fire then physically attacking him.
The trooper was shot at least once near his chest and fought to the ground by the suspect. The man was on top of the officer and ‘getting the better of him,’ slamming the trooper’s head into the pavement.
That’s when the passerby spotted the altercation and asked the officer if he needed help. The officer said yes, and when the suspect ignored the passerby and continued attacking the trooper, the Good Samaritan shot him dead.
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