Deputy Killed in Venus, Texas, Suspect Shot Dead

VENUS, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a North Texas deputy has been shot and killed in the line of duty, and a suspect also was fatally shot.

Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford said in a news release that the shootings happened Saturday afternoon near Venus. He said the suspect was shot dead by deputies.

Venus is a town of less than 2,000 people, located about 30 miles south of Dallas-Fort Worth.

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