BREAKING: Nevada State Trooper Shot While Stopping To Help Motorist

Sandy Malone

A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was shot on Friday morning and a manhunt is underway for the gunman.

Elko County, NV – A manhunt is underway for a suspect who shot a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper and stole his uniform on Friday morning.

Nevada Highway Patrol Northern Command released a statement that said the incident occurred at about 5:54 a.m. on March 27 when the trooper stopped to assist a motorist on U.S. Highway 93 in White Pine County near Ely, KTNV reported.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Hannah DeGoey said multiple shots were fired, and the trooper was hit, according to KRXI.

Multiple agencies were assisting the Nevada Highway Patrol in the search for the suspect, including the Washoe County Sheriff's Office helicopter, KRXI reported.

The highway patrol has not yet released any information about the condition of the trooper.

The Nevada Department of Transportation said that US-93 was shut down in both directions, KRXI reported.

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Comments (6)
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shooter
shooter

WTF?

Papagonia
Papagonia

Please tell me his uniform was hanging in his squad and not removed from him as he lay wounded.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

It is being reported that suspect is in custody after being apprehended by SWAT, and the bomb unit is searching his vehicle.

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

My thoughts and prayers for this Troopers family and community. This was so, so sad.

Taticalmedic
Taticalmedic

Hope he has complications from lead poisoning. Rumors are abound but suspect allegedly shot gas pumps in wells Nevada then the trooper. Swat from Elko and lvpd apprehended. Vehicles and residence being search by bomb squads

Quasar704
Quasar704

“Usual suspect”?


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