Video: Armed suspect opens fire on Tenn. state troopers

Trooper Khalat Ghazi was wounded when a suspect exited his vehicle and began firing a rifle


By Amanda Lien

CHATTANOOGA — A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper was shot in the leg after a suspect opened fire on troopers attempting to make a traffic stop.

ABC9 reports troopers tried to stop Cody Seals, 22, for a traffic violation the night of Jan. 9th. According to an affidavit, Seals leaned out of the driver’s seat and fired a handgun at troopers before fleeing in his vehicle.

After a short vehicle pursuit, dashcam video shows troopers use a PIT maneuver to try and stop Seals. Video shows Seals exiting his stopped truck and opening fire on troopers with a rifle.

Trooper Khalat Ghazi was shot in the leg, but is OK, according to WRCBTV. Seals was injured and taken into custody.

At a hearing Jan. 21, Seals was charged with attempted first-degree murder and reckless driving. His passenger, Courtney Faulkner, is also facing drug charges.

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