Mexia, Texas (AP) — Texas soldiers shot during a traffic outage last week are not expected to survive, officials said Monday.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Trooper Chadwalker is temporarily sustaining life to become an organ donor. He no longer shows signs of “feasible brain activity,” the agency said on Twitter.
Walker was shot Stop by to help the driver on Friday night In a clearly impaired vehicle west of Mexia, a city about 75 miles (121 km) southeast of Dallas, according to a statement by Todd Snyder, regional director of DPS.
According to Snyder, when 37-year-old Dearter Pinson got out of the disabled car and fired, Walker hadn’t stopped behind the car on the shoulder of the road yet.
Walker was beaten in the head and abdomen and then taken to a Waco hospital about 40 miles (64 km) away.
Authorities began a search for Pinson, who was reported dead on Saturday. According to Judge Richard Duncan of Limestone County, Pinson committed suicide.