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Man arrested after allegedly shooting Burleson PD officer multiple times during traffic stop

Jerry Don Elders
Officer Joshua Lott
Posted at 7:13 AM, Apr 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-14 21:38:18-04

BURLESON, TX — One man has been arrested after allegedly shooting a police officer multiple times during a traffic stop.

According to the Burleson Police Department, around 4:15 am on Wednesday, April 14, Officer Joshua Lott conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1100 block of Hillside Drive. He approached the vehicle on the passenger side when one of the three vehicle occupants shot him multiple times.

The suspects drove off from Hillside Drive and abandoned the vehicle in the 700 block of John Jones Drive. The suspects then took off on foot.

Authorities say one of the suspects went to a home in the 8000 block of County Road 802 and carjacked the resident.

Around 8:44 a.m., a woman arrived at the Joshua Police Department with gunshot wounds. She was transported to Huguley South, where she was pronounced dead.

Officer Lott was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

Multiple law enforcement agencies swarmed the area searching for the suspects.

A Blue Alert was issued for 39-year-old Jerry Don Elders. He was wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer, a first degree felony, and possession of a controlled substance, also a felony offense.

Around 2 p.m., Elders was apprehended in Gainesville, Texas.

Burleson PD posted an update on Officer Lott, calling him "fortunate."