Desert Invasion - U.S.

Trooper recovers from multiple gunshots

By Kenneth Dean, Tyler Morning Telegraph

A Texas lawman is recovering from gunshot wounds while other law enforcement officers press an investigation of two men who allegedly shot the trooper and engaged in a gunbattle with Tyler police.

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Steven Stone, 29, was shot Wednesday night when he made a traffic stop on Texas Highway 31 just east of Farm-to-Market Road 2908.

Speaking at a press conference Thursday, DPS Capt. Audra Livingston said Stone pulled over Ramon Ramos, 37, and Francisco Saucedo, 38, both of Tulsa, Okla., for a speeding violation....

Ramos was released from the hospital into the custody of the Smith County Jail, where he is being held on 14 counts of aggravated assault on a public servant and an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold.

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