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Kaufman, Texas — Fears that a white supremacist gang or someone else is targeting Texas law enforcement officials spread Monday to Houston, where the chief prosecutor went under 24-hour protection in the wake of the weekend shooting death of his counterpart in a suburban Dallas county.

Kaufman County — where District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, died Saturday — and Harris County were among numerous Texas and federal jurisdictions that participated in a task force targeting the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas in 2012.

The investigation resulted in an indictment that a federal prosecutor called a “devastating blow” to an organization investigators say is known to use threats and violence against its enemies.

The McLellands were found shot to death in their house.

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This photo from the Kaufman County, Texas web site shows District Attorney Mike McLelland.

This photo from the Kaufman County, Texas web site shows District Attorney Mike McLelland. / Kaufman County web site.

KAUFMAN, Texas A North Texas county district attorney and his wife were found dead in their home Saturday, two months after one of his assistant district attorneys was shot to death in a parking lot a block from his office.

Police, FBI agents and Kaufman County sheriff’s deputies were investigating the deaths of county District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, sheriff’s Lt. Justin Lewis said late Saturday. CBS Station KTVT Dallas reported that security is being increased involving all Kaufman County officials.

Lewis said he couldn’t discuss the investigation in further detail, including the nature of the couple’s deaths and whether authorities believe it is linked to the Jan. 31 fatal shooting of an assistant Kaufman County district attorney, Mark Hasse.

KTVT also reported that the McLellands have five children, including a son who is a Dallas police officer.

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