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NE Texas deputy fatally shot during inmate shift

Officials say an inmate shot and killed a sheriff's deputy while she was transferring prisoners outside a northeast Texas courthouse.

Officials say an inmate shot and killed a sheriff's deputy while she was transferring prisoners outside a northeast Texas courthouse.

Bowie County officials say the deputy was shot about 2:30 p.m. Monday at the county courthouse in New Boston while moving inmates. They say their suspect is an inmate who then stole the sheriff's van and drove off. Authorities say the van was later found and the inmate captured in Ashdown, Ark.

There was no immediate word on the identities of the deputy and the suspect or how the suspect got a gun.

Bowie County is on the Texas-Arkansas border and includes Texarkana, Texas.

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