Prosecutor shot, killed near Texas courthouse

  • AP, Kaufman, Texas
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  • Updated: Jan 31, 2013 23:50 IST

A prosecutor was shot and killed Thursday morning near the Texas courthouse where he worked, and authorities said they were searching for two suspects.

Officials didn't immediately indicate any motive.

The courthouse was initially locked down, but that has since been lifted, county spokeswoman Pat Laney said. The name of the prosecutor was not immediately announced, pending notification of family.

Local law enforcement officials decried the shooting as an attack on the criminal justice system.

Calls to the district attorney's office were not immediately returned.


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