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Suspect In NTX Cop Shooting Captured

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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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