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Murdered Kaufman prosecutor feared for his safety

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KAUFMAN, Texas -

Law enforcement in Kaufman County are still trying to find the men responsible for ambushing a prosecutor as he arrived for work near the courthouse Thursday morning.

Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was shot multiple times by one, possibly two, men as he got out of his car just before 9 a.m.

Some close to Hasse say he was concerned about his own safety in the days leading up to his death, that he felt like he was being watched, and even took different exits out of the courthouse to try and avoid detection.

Witnesses said the gunmen of an unknown race were dressed in black and either had masks or hoodies to cover their face. They got away in either a silver or gray older model four-door sedan, possibly a Ford Taurus.

Police chief Chris Aulbaugh said there have been numerous tips and his officers are following up on every single one of them.

He said investigators are reviewing Hasse's cases for possible leads. They have also gathered surveillance video from around the area to look for clues.

But so far police have no suspects. They have not yet determined what type of weapon was used and they don't have a license plate number to release to the public.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 877-TIPSKCC (847-7522). Anonymous tips are welcome.

Thanks to private donations, the reward for information in the case is now at $71,000 and growing.

Those in the community who want to contribute more can do so by donating to the "Mark Hasse Fund" at any American National Bank branch or sending money to the Kaufman County Sheriff's Department at P.O. Box 849 in Kaufman, Texas 75142.

Aulbaugh said he strongly believes someone out there knows what happened and the reward money is going to encourage them to come forward.

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