DPS trooper shot while exchanging gunfire with chase suspect

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SAN ANTONIO (KXAN) – A man stopped for a traffic violation fled the scene and then shot and wounded a trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety when his path was blocked on Sunday afternoon, said DPS.

It started at about 2:45 p.m. when a trooper stopped a driver in a Chrysler for a traffic violation on Farm to Market 78 in Guadalupe County.

After the driver gave the trooper a false name, the trooper attempted to arrest him but the driver resisted and fled the scene in his car, says DPS. DPS said they temporarily lost sight of the Chrysler, but later found it in Bexar County with a DPS helicopter.

The suspect was blocked by a trooper when he entered an eastbound Interstate 10 exit ramp going the wrong way.

Officials said the driver then fired and wounded the trooper. Another trooper at the scene then shot the driver, they said.

Both the trooper and the suspect were flown to the hospital. DPS said their conditions were unknown Sunday evening.

The incident is under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Rangers.

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