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Kaufman County authorities still looking for those involved in assistant district attorney's murder

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POSTED: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 11:09pm

UPDATED: Friday, February 1, 2013 - 5:42pm

East Texas authorities are on the look out for two people officials say were involved in a shooting at the Kaufman County courthouse on Thursday morning. The courthouse is on lockdown.

The victim, the Kaufman County assistant district attorney, Mark Hasse, 58, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Authorities say Hasse was attacked and shot multiple times in the parking lot.

Kaufman County DPS officials say they have deputies on scene at the courthouse, and multiple law enforcement agencies are searching several counties in the area for the shooter or shooters.

They are looking for two men in an older model silver Ford Taurus. The license plate number is unknown. The men may be in dark colored clothing, and witnesses told officials that at least one of the men was wearing a tactical style vest or jacket.

The district attorney in Kaufman County vowed that investigators would find whoever killed Hasse, saying, "We're going to pull you out of whatever hole you're in."


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Authorities tell KETK that Hasse had previously worked on cases involving the Aryan Brotherhood in Dallas, but there is no confirmed connection between those cases and Thursday's shooting.

Smith County DPS spokesperson, Trooper Jean Dark, tells KETK that local law enforcement officers have been alerted that the shooters may be in any part of East Texas.

Kaufman DPS authorities tell KETK, a DPS helicopter is assisting in the search, and officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are also investigating.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible.

This story is developing. More information will be released as soon as we get it in.

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In the 'Age of Madness' our people turn on one another because violence is at once the accepted norm for resolving differences and because hatred and killing are popular themes authenticated by an omnipresent public preoccupation with such barbarity.
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Still haven't found them? Then it's no doubt a pro hit. Local disgrunted person would have been caught by now.

Who would do this; drug cartel angry over a past conviction, or an innocent person wrongly convicted by an over zealous prosecutor. Maybe a person turned criminal after being labeled so, and treated as such by the community. A person wrongly convicted of a crime so serious that they had no way to get their life back, no hope of vindication, unable to pursue their God given right of happiness. This description should narrow the suspects to 1/3 the cases tried. Our courts are a joke on the communi

If any identifying marks or photos come up please put them in the internet and on TV. Someone will recognize them or their cars.

They must be stopped! And the citizens of Texas are the eyes of Texas.

Just let us know for we are 100 percent behind the LEOs on this.

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