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Cadillac with bullet holes sought in Texas ‘Blue Alert’ is located, but still no suspect in custody for deputy’s shooting

Details of man and car sought in a Blue Alert.
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Details of man and car sought in a Blue Alert.

UPDATE, Aug. 17: The Wichita Falls Times Record News reported that a Clay County Sheriff's deputy was shot during a traffic stop involving the Cadillac that was the subject of a Texas "Blue Alert."

Sheriff Jeff Lyde said the deputy was "slightly wounded but will be OK. Lyde said Chitwood was wearing his bulletproof vest when the slug hit him in the upper chest," the newspaper reported.

On Tuesday, Texas DPS confirmed the suspect's vehicle was located, but no arrests were made. Officials said the Blue Alert continued as the search for the suspect remained ongoing.

ORIGINAL REPORT, Aug. 16: JOLLY, Texas — A Law Enforcement Blue Alert was sent out to cell phones across Texas late Monday night.

The Texas Department of Public Safety issued the alert because it is searching for an unknown man driving a white Cadillac with Texas license plates FXJ1334, ABC affiliate WFAA reported.

The car is believed to be damaged, including a possible broken or damaged rear window and bullet holes.

Authorities said it was last seen northbound on U.S. Highway 287 in Jolly about 7 p.m. Monday. Jolly is located in Clay County, which is just southeast of Wichita Falls.

Blue Alerts were created to let residents across the state know when a suspect sought in the killing or injuring of a federal, state or local law enforcement officer in the line of duty is on the run.

DPS did not provide any details about the circumstances surrounding the vehicle for which the alert was issued.

ABC News

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  1. The alerts are so aggravating and intrusion into our privacy. Yes we can turn off notifications but then we turn off items we want! Do your job? You get paid for it! How would you like to get an alert every freaking time there’s a code blue in a hospital? Alerts have become a problem!

  2. Yes!!!!!!! Let’s all drop what we’re doing and do someone’s else’s job without pay! Lol. National alert!!!!! Johnny is flunking 1st grade! Let’s make it everyone else’s problem!!!!! Everyone! Johnny is flunking! If you see him….lol.

  3. Eventually we will have more LE than citizens. The fall of LE. FREE MONEY at the expense of human error. Aint that nice in every profession. LOL

  4. THE MOST CORRUPT AND EASY MONEY RACKET IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY.. ALL AT THE HANDS OF UNEDUCATED MORONS IN OUR COMMUNITIES. ALONG WITH PUPPETS LIKE MADMIKE AND HIS 5 BUDDIES.

  5. THE MOST CORRUPT AND EASY MONEY RACKET IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY.. ALL AT THE HANDS OF UNEDUCATED MORONS IN OUR COMMUNITIES. ALONG WITH PUPPETS LIKE MADMIKE AND HIS 5 BUDDIES.

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