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Trooper dies of wounds after shooting near Mexia

Posted at 2:50 PM, Mar 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-29 19:24:36-04

WACO, Texas — The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that Trooper Chad Walker has died of wounds after he was shot last Friday near Mexia on a routine traffic stop.

Walker fought bravely for several days. The DPS announced on Monday that Walker had "no viable brain activity" and was on life support so that his organs can be donated.

Walker was shot multiple times after he stopped on the side of FM 2383 outside Mexia on Friday to help a person with a disabled vehicle. That person, DeArthur Pinson Jr., allegedly shot Walker and then fled the scene.

Pinson later committed suicide near where the incident took place, the DPS reported.

"This final sacrifice embodies Trooper Walker’s actions throughout his life and service as a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper. The Walker family is grateful for the continued support and prayers as they remain at Chad’s side," the DPS said.