An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper is expected to be OK after he was shot while responding to a rollover crash near Tonopah.
DPS says the trooper responded to reports of a vehicle rollover at the scene and became involved in an altercation with an unknown suspect. Both the trooper and suspect were shot. After the shooting, a civilian got on the trooper's radio to report he had been shot.
A woman was also reportedly injured, possibly as a result of the rollover.
Thanks for the thoughts and prayers this morning for our Trooper that was shot. Looks like he will be okay after some recovery @Arizona_DPS— Col. Frank Milstead (@frank_milstead) January 12, 2017
The suspect was taken into custody at the scene and his condition is unknown.
The trooper was airlifted to a nearby hospital and is believed to have non-life threatening injuries.