Texas deputy shot and killed during traffic stop on New Year's Eve

Posted at 9:58 AM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 10:58:08-05

PANOLA COUNTY, TX — A Panola County Sheriff's Office deputy was killed in the line of duty on New Year's Eve.

KGAS reports that the deputy was shot and killed during a traffic stop around 2 a.m. The incident happened outside of Carthage.

The Texas Rangers are investigating.

The suspect has been identified as Gregory Newsom. He is in police custody.