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State Trooper In Stable Condition After Being Shot On Vine Street Expressway.

A Pennsylvania state trooper was wounded when a high-speed chase turned into a highway shootout and then fiery crash on one of Philly’s busiest highways Tuesday morning.

He is in stable condition, according to Mayor Michael Nutter. “The most important thing is the trooper is in stable condition, in good spirits, awake, alert, talking and that’s the most important thing right now. ” Nutter continued, “He asked me how I was doing. The violence locked down both sides of I-676 as the gunman rammed Trooper Patrick Casey’s car, then pulled right up alongside him and opened fire before slamming into the back of school bus, causing both vehicles to burst into flames. The drama began around 9:30 a.m. when Trooper Casey was working backup for Trooper Timothy Jeter and William Evans who’d pulled a car over on I-76 near the University Avenue exit for an expired registration.

The fourth got back into the car, even though he had been removed, and took off.” Authorities say the pursuit went westbound on 76 then eastbound on 676. Police say the trooper’s car was then rammed by the suspect’s vehicle, and at some point the suspect’s car got alongside Trooper Casey’s vehicle and the suspect began firing. All of the sudden, the gunfire stopped and state police kept yelling to this fellow, whoever he was, to put the gun down.” ‘My thoughts and prayers are with the Pennsylvania State Police Trooper shot on Interstate 676 in the line of duty today. No further details are available at this time.’ “This morning we are reminded of the sacrifice police officers are ready to make every time they put on their uniform.

She got off the expressway and began recording the incident with her smartphone as she heard shots fired and saw police chasing down the alleged gunman. The driver was fleeing police after allegedly shooting a state trooper a short distance away, officials said. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015) The highway was shut down in both directions near 22nd Street for nearly three hours.

Bryon Dickson was killed and Trooper Alex Douglass was seriously hurt when Eric Frein ambushed them outside the police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pennsylvania.

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