December 13, 2017
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.
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.
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.
Update on Sellersburg District Trooper – The bullet reportedly grazed the trooper’s head. His injury is not life threatening. Suspect is in custody. Our ISP family appreciates all the prayers! More info will be released later by @ISPSellersburg
— Sgt. Todd Ringle (@ISPEvansville) December 13, 2017
Meanwhile, Kays has been released and is now an facing an attempted murder charge.