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Authorities: 79-year-old man shoots, wounds IN trooper

Authorities: 79-year-old man shoots, wounds IN trooper

Police said Trooper Morgenn Evans attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 1999 Chevy Silverado being driven by 79-year-old Oscar Kays when Kays allegedly became combative and pulled a handgun before firing at Evans.

The trooper called Jeffersonville police for help because things went awry at the stop, Goodin said.

Police said Kays was able to drive to his home where he was later taken into custody.

"Our ISP family appreciates all the prayers overnight concerning Trooper Evans", Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Todd Ringle wrote on Twitter.

ISP tweeted that the trooper is expected to survive. Jeffersonville, where the incident occurred, sits just north of Louisville. He is expected to survive.

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Update on Sellersburg District Trooper - The bullet reportedly grazed the trooper's head.

The trooper is assigned to the Sellersburg district which includes several counties that border the Ohio River.

The trooper's condition is non-life threatening, "which is very good news for us", Goodin said at a media briefing near the scene.

Kays was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, with unknown injuries.


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