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Blue Alert: Man accused of shooting Burleson police officer taken into custody

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Blue Alert: Man accused of shooting Burleson police officer taken into custody

BURLESON, Texas (KXAN) — Shortly after a Blue Alert was issued Wednesday for a man accused of causing serious injury to a police officer in Burleson, he was taken into custody north of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Authorities found Jerry Don Elders, 39, in Gainesville, Texas, just north of the DFW metroplex on Interstate 35, around 2 p.m. He was wanted in connection with an incident that happened around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday where he allegedly shot an officer multiple times during a traffic stop near Burleson High School on Elk Drive.

The NBC station in Dallas, KXAS, reported the officer is in the hospital but his vital signs are stable.

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If anyone has any more information about what happened, they should call Burleson PD at 817-426-9903.

Billy Gates
This article originally appeared on KXAN Austin

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Blue Alert: Man accused of shooting Burleson police officer taken into custody
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