Franklin B. Davis, 30, stole the deputy's pistol and fled Parkland Memorial Hospital about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, beginning a manhunt that ended with a standoff as he hid in a barbecue delivery van about a mile south of the hospital, where he eventually surrendered.
Davis had confessed to killing a teen-age girl who had accused him of sexual assault.
The Sheriff's Department issued a statement Wednesday declining further comment until the investigation concludes.
However, Sheriff Lupe Valdez held a press conference on this issue today. We're awaiting an update. Meanwhile, read the latest report from the AP.