Manhunt continues for suspect in shooting near Lindale; suspect considered ‘armed and dangerous’

Manhunt continues for suspect in shooting near Lindale; suspect considered ‘armed and dangerous’
Smith County authorities are searching in the Lindale area for the suspect in a shooting incident that occurred Thursday night. (Source: KLTV Staff)

From the Smith County Sheriff’s Office

SMITH COUNTY, TEXAS (News Release) - Latest update: At approximately 11:00 a.m., Smith County Deputies, Lindale PD, Precinct 5 Constables Office and Texas DPS responded to the area near Lindale High School regarding a possible sighting of Samuel Salas.

Law Enforcement personnel are in the area searching for Salas at this time and request that citizens immediately report any possible sightings to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office or Lindale PD.

Salas is wanted in connection to a shooting that occurred near Lindale on Thursday night. Salas currently has outstanding warrants for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Law Enforcement personnel are currently focusing on an area near FM 2710, FM 16, CR 498, and CR 4197. This includes The Thicket, Eagles Peak, and Legends subdivision, and any areas within the perimeter of this search area.

Salas continues to be considered armed and dangerous.

SMITH COUNTY, Texas - At approximately 7:15 pm, Smith County Deputies responded to a Home Invasion call at the 13700 block of Shannon Drive near Lindale. The suspect, Samuel Salas - 34, attempted to rob a homeowner at this location. The homeowner pulled a gun on Salas at which time Salas fled on foot.

Upon arrival of Deputies, a perimeter was established with the assistance of Lindale PD, Texas DPS and the Smith County Pct 5 Constables Office. The Smith County Drone has been deployed in an attempt to locate the suspect. Additionally, the Texas DPS helicopter is airborne and on the way to the location as well as the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Bloodhound Unit.

A perimeter has been set in the area of Shannon Drive, FM 2710, CR 4125, CR 498 and FM 16. Salas is to be considered armed and dangerous. He is described as a Hispanic male, 5,7, 150 lbs., shaved head and multiple tattoos including on the neck.

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is asking everyone to stay away from this area. Those who live in the area are asked to lock their doors and call 911 if you see or hear any suspicious activity.