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Authorities: 79-year-old man shoots, wounds Indiana trooper

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A 79-year-old man who authorities say shot and wounded an Indiana State Police trooper is jailed on a charge of attempted murder of a police officer.

Posted: Dec. 13, 2017 9:20 AM
Updated: Dec. 13, 2017 9:20 AM

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A 79-year-old man who authorities say shot and wounded an Indiana State Police trooper is jailed on a charge of attempted murder of a police officer.

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State police say Trooper Morgenn Evans stopped a pickup truck driven by Oscar Kays in Jeffersonville Tuesday night. Police say Kays became combative, pulled a handgun and fired at the trooper, who suffered a head wound. Evans returned fire.

Police say the trooper chased Kays before he got away but was arrested at his Jeffersonville home. He was treated at a hospital for injuries. It wasn't known whether he had a lawyer.

Police didn't detail the trooper's injuries, but television video showed him sitting up on a gurney holding a hand to his head while being taken into University of Louisville Hospital in Kentucky.

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