Colo. trooper shot, suspect killed

A state trooper was shot and a suspect was killed after the trooper stopped to help a motorist Thursday


By PoliceOne Staff

DOTSERO, Colo. — A state trooper was shot and a suspect was killed after the trooper stopped to help a motorist Thursday.

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, the trooper had stopped his vehicle to assist a motorist on 1-70.

As the trooper appoached the driver-side window, the suspect opened fire, striking the officer, the Denver Channel reported. A second trooper returned fire and killed the suspect.

The trooper was transported to the hospital with heavy blood loss and has been released from surgery.

It is not clear why the suspect's vehicle was stopped, according to the report.

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