Sources: Person of interest in Austin judge shooting now in custody in Houston

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A Texas state judge was shot and wounded in the driveway of her home in Austin late Friday. Sources tell Eyewitness News a person of interest in behind bars in Houston.

District Judge Julie Kocurek was shot in the driveway of her home. She was stable when she was taken to the hospital. Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Police arrested a person of interest in the shooting here in Houston on unrelated charges.

Kocurek, a former prosecutor, was appointed to the court by then-Gov. George W. Bush in 1999. She went on to become the only Republican elected to a state district judgeship in Travis County, the heavily-Democratic county that is home to the State Capitol. In 2006, she switched to the Democratic Party. She was the presiding felony judge for the county, the Austin American-Statesman said.

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(The Associated Press contributed to this story)
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