Man wanted for shooting Texas DPS trooper

Man wanted for shooting Texas DPS trooper

DeArthur Pinson Jr. is wanted in connection to a shooting of a Texas DPS Trooper near Mexia, Texas.

According to reports:

The trooper, identified as Chad Walker by the Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association, responded to a call about Pinson Jr.’s disabled vehicle that was parked along the roadway. Before Walker could stop, Pinson Jr. reportedly emerged from the vehicle with a handgun and fired multiple rounds at Walker, the association reported.

Walker was shot in the head and abdomen, the association added. He was flown to Baylor Scott & White’s Hillcrest Hospital in Waco where he remains in stable, yet critical condition.

Immediately after the shooting, Pinson Jr. reportedly grabbed a black backpack from the disabled vehicle and fled on foot.

At this time, Pinson Jr. is still on the loose and is considered armed and dangerous. DPS said he should not be approached.

He was last seen at Highway 84/FM 480 Coolidge, Texas at 5:50 p.m. on March 26 wearing glasses, a black hoodie, and shorts with a stripe down the side. He also has facial hair.

According to public records, Pinson Jr. is from Palestine, Texas and has a criminal history where he served a 10-year prison sentence for armed robbery in Houston County.

If you have any information about this case and/or know his whereabouts, call 911 immediately.