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Wounded North Texas deputy out of hospital, shooter sought

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WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — A North Texas deputy has been released from a hospital as the search continues for a trespasser who shot him in the foot and fled from an illegal deer blind.

The Parker County Sheriff’s Office says the deputy, whose right foot was broken, was discharged Tuesday . His name wasn’t released.

Sheriff Larry Fowler says the deputy was shot Monday while investigating a landowner’s report that a trespasser set up a deer hunting site on private property 14 miles (22.53 kilometers) west of Fort Worth.

The sheriff’s office is offering a $10,000 reward and Parker County Crime Stoppers offered a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction under its Operation Game Thief program.

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