UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 4:20 P.M.
An earlier report from the the Dallas Morning News website stated Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins says an arrest has been made in this morning's slaying in Kaufman.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2:10 P.M.
Anyone with information should call 972-932-9626.
Two members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang (ABT) pleaded guilty today to racketeering charges related to their membership in the ABT's criminal enterprise.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 1130 A.M.
Witnesses to the killing say Hasse was beaten by the suspect be he was shot.
Early reports suggest the assailants used assault rifles.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 11 A.M.
During a 10:30 a.m. press conference officials confirmed that the district attorney was walking to his office, from the parking lot, when he was assaulted by an unknown person and "shot multiple times." During the press conference one county leader spoke about the dangers that come with working in the justice system. "We always have to think about that in our jobs. Any one of us involved with dealing with a criminal element has to think about that."
The courthouse was not evacuated, but has been placed on lockdown.
Authorities believe there were two individuals involved in the shooting – both are still at large. State troopers have confirmed that an all points bulletin has been put out for two males, wearing all black clothing and tactical vests. The men are believed to be driving a silver-colored, late-model Ford Taurus with no license plates on the vehicle.
As a precaution administrators have put the entire Kaufman Independent School District on full lockdown "until further notice."
Kaufman County is just southeast of Dallas.
CBS 11 News has crews in the air and on the ground and will have more information as it becomes available.
ORGINAL REPORT FROM TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH
A county employee in Kaufman County has been gunned down this morning as they made their way to work.
Ms. Laney said the victim was shot by two unknown assailants and police in the area are searching for any information leading to their apprehension.
“The Kaufman police are working the crime scene and we are helping them out,” she said.
Ms. Laney did not know the status of the person shot, but said they had been transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
She would not say who the employee was or which department they worked in for the county.