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4/30/08-Marion County

Updated: Man Wanted In The Fatal Shooting Of DPS Trooper

Law enforcement officers throughout the state of Texas are looking for Brandon Wayne Robertson, 37, who is a suspect in the fatal shooting of a DPS trooper Tuesday night.

Robertson was last seen driving a blue Dodge Intrepid with Texas license plate 039-LCG. Robertson is described as a white male with red hair and green eyes. Law enforcement has reason to believe that he is still in the East Texas area and may be heading for Shreveport, LA.

Robertson has an extended criminal history in both Gregg and Smith Counties for both felonies (including carrying an unlawful weapon) and petty crimes.

The suspect is wanted after a Department of Public Safety trooper was killed in East Texas Tuesday night. The shooting happened at the intersection of F.M. 729 and F.M. 1969 in Marion County, on the northeast side of Lake O' the Pines. 

DPS Troopers told KLTV 7 last night that the victim is Trooper James Scott Burns, 39, based out of Texarkana. Troopers said Burns was recently married and has a child just a few months old.

A passer-by saw the trooper and DPS officials said he was able to get on the Burns' radio to call for help. 

Neighbors told KLTV 7 that the trooper was shot 4 times before the shooter drove off.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the vehicle or its driver should immediately call 911. Do not approach Robertson. He should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Cathryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com

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