February 16th, 2013
07:14 PM ET

Texas police: Prisoner who stabbed detective killed days after escape

Authorities in Texas shot and killed an escaped prisoner early Saturday, several days after they say he stabbed a detective tasked with taking him across the country.

Alberto Morales, 42, was killed shortly after he was located in a wooded area in Grapevine, near Dallas, said Grapevine Police Department spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling.

With the help of a helicopter, authorities found Morales not far from a home where someone stole jewelery and men's clothing.

"At this point, as far as the investigation is concerned, Mr. Morales was shot and is now deceased. This matter is still under investigation ... and we'll have more details at a later point," Eberling told reporters.

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  1. fernace

    This is a cautionary tale! Prisoners who escape in Texas won't live to talk about it!!

    February 17, 2013 at 1:48 am | Report abuse | Reply

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