TONOPAH — The Arizona Division of Public Security says a trooper shot and wounded alongside Interstate 10 west of Phoenix was “ambushed” by a suspect who then fought with the trooper earlier than being fatally shot by a driver who stopped to assist.
Officers say the incident occurred early Thursday on the scene of a roll-over wreck from which a feminine of unknown age was ejected and fatally injured.
No identities have been launched however officers say the trooper is a 27-yr veteran who has a extreme gunshot wound in his shoulder-higher chest space.
Officers say the trooper noticed the roll-over wreck as he responded to a motorist’s report of photographs being fired on the motorist’s car, which was not the roll-over car.
They do not know a attainable motive for the assault on the trooper.
The Arizona Division of Public Security says a Freeway Patrol trooper was shot and wounded after responding to the scene of a roll-over wreck on Interstate 10 about fifty five miles west of downtown Phoenix Thursday morning.
The DPS says there was an altercation on the scene between the trooper and a suspect which resulted within the trooper being shot via the shoulder and the suspect additionally being shot.
The DPS says the trooper ought to be OK however that the suspect’s situation is not recognized. Media retailers reported that helicopters airlifted the trooper and one other individual from the roll-over and capturing scene.
The incident closed westbound I-10 about fifty five miles west of downtown Phoenix and the state Division of Transportation prompt that westbound vacationers use State Route eighty five and Interstate eight as various routes.
The Arizona Division of Public Security confirms that a state trooper was shot and wounded in a Thursday morning incident that closed westbound Interstate 10 about fifty five miles west of downtown Phoenix.
DPS Director Frank Milstead says in a Twitter submit the trooper was shot however that he apparently “can be OK after some restoration.”
No further info has been launched however media retailers reporter the trooper and one other individual have been airlifted to a hospital in Goodyear and that the trooper was shot after he responded to a wreck close to Tonopah.
The Arizona Division of Transportation stated westbound I-10 can be closed for an prolonged interval.
ADOT prompt that visitors headed for California and western Arizona use State Route eighty five and Interstate eight as alternate routes.
Westbound Interstate 10 is closed about fifty five miles west of downtown Phoenix due to what authorities name “police exercise,” and medical helicopters have flown a minimum of two sufferers to a hospital in a Phoenix suburb.
Media retailers report that the incident Thursday morning concerned capturing, however state Division of Public Security spokesman Bart Graves says no info is instantly obtainable.
The Arizona Division of Transportation says an prolonged closure of westbound I-10 close to Tonopah is…