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Friday, 1 February 2013

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A prosecutor was killed after getting shot five times near the courthouse in a small Texas town on Thursday morning, and two suspects remain on the loose.
The victim has been identified as Mark Hasse, 57, an assistant district attorney for Kaufman County.
Hasse was exiting his car on his way to court in Kaufman, a town of fewer than 7,000, when he was approached by two suspects just before 9 a.m., the Dallas Morning News reported.
The shooting took place in a parking lot where many prosecutors and judges park. Hasse was taken away in ambulance, though it remains unclear whether he died at the hospital or en route.

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David Woo/The Dallas Morning News via AP

The area was locked down by authorities.

"My secretary heard the gunshots," Kaufman defense lawyer Eric Smenner told the newspaper.
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With the suspects still on the loose, the courthouse was closed, and police locked down the immediate area. Schools were also locked down as a precaution.
Investigators believe the two suspects fled in an older model Ford Taurus in either a brown or silver color.
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NBCDFW.com

The suspects in the shooting are at large.

State records show Hasse was certified as a peace officer 25 years ago, according to the Dallas Morning News. He almost always carried a gun, friends told the newspaper.
Kaufman County Sheriff David Byrnes said it appears that Hasse was targeted.
"I would say from all appearances it is," Byrnes said, according to a local NBC affiliate. "But we have no concrete information on that. We're pursuing every avenue right now."

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