Man Charged with Attempted Murder Following Shooting of Ind. State Trooper

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December 13, 2017
OAN Newsroom

Authorities charge an Indiana man for shooting a state trooper during a routine traffic stop.

79-year-old Oscar Kays was charged with attempted murder Tuesday in connection with the shooting of trooper Morgenn Evans.

Indian State Trooper Morgenn Evans. (Photo/ Courtesy Indiana State Police)

Reports say Evans pulled Kays over for a traffic violation in Clark County when Kays opened fire and fled the scene.

Evans then chased Kays for a short distance before receding due to a gunshot wound to the side of his head.

The suspect was later found at his home where he was taken into custody.

Oscar Kays, 73, of Jeffersonville, Indiana. (Photo/ Courtesy Indiana State Police)

Both the suspect and state trooper were transported to a local hospital for their injuries.

Evans is said to have non-life threatening injuries, but remains hospitalized.

Meanwhile, Kays has been released and is now an facing an attempted murder charge.