A Panola County, TX, sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop early Tuesday morning, and the suspect is now in custody, according to Sheriff Kevin Lake.

Lake told local media that Gregory Newson was arrested and charged with capital murder of a police officer.

Panola County Chief Deputy John Depresca said the deputy was shot six times with a semiautomatic rifle while he was conducting a traffic stop on FM 10 at about 2 a.m. Tuesday. The incident occurred near Carthage, according to Sgt. Jean Dark, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Public Safety.

A sheriff’s office spokesman said they believe that the deputy fired his weapon during the incident.

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