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Bowie Co. deputy killed, escapee captured

BOWIE COUNTY, TX (KSLA) – A female deputy has died after she was shot when an inmate broke free and stole a sheriff's department van.

The inmate who stole a prison van after a guard was shot has been captured.

The escapee was caught in Ashdown, AR just a half-hour after fleeing from the Bowie County Courthouse just before 2:30 pm Monday afternoon.

Right now authorities have not released how the shooting happened or the name of the deputy who was shot.

The stolen van belongs to the Bowie County Sheriff's Office.

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