(LINDALE, TX) – A manhunt is underway in Smith County Tuesday afternoon following a traffic stop near the city of Lindale and Interstate 20.
The Smith County Sheriff’s Office stated the incident stems from a Smith County Constable Precinct 5 traffic stop at FM 849 and I-20 W. A police K-9 was fatally shot, however, events leading up to the shooting are unclear at this time.
Two people have been taken into custody and a third person is on the loose. Authorities say the man ran into a wooded area.
A perimeter is being set up in the area with several agencies involved and a DPS helicopter has been called in to assist.
KETK had confirmed with multiple law enforcement authorities, the K-9 killed is Officer Ogar. He had just received a donated protection vest on Monday.
KETK has a crew headed to the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.
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