Suspect In NTX Cop Shooting Captured

This driver's license photo posted on social media by the Burleson Police Department, in Burleson, Texas, shows Jerry Don Elders, suspected in the shooting of a North Texas police officer during a traffic stop early Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Elders has been arrested, authorities said. (Courtesy of Burleson Police Department via AP)

A suspect in the shooting of a North Texas cop is in custody. Jerry Don Elders was captured Wednesday afternoon in Gainesville following a chase. Burleson Police Chief Billy Cordell declined to release more details only saying the Texas Rangers are handling the case.

Elders is accused of shooting the officer Wednesday morning during a traffic stop. Police are investigating whether Elders killed a woman during a carjacking a short time after the police shooting. The officer is expected to live.

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