State Trooper Shot by 79 Y.O. Man During Traffic Stop

Trooper Evans was transported to University of Louisville Hosptial with non-life threatening injuries

Photo provided by Indiana State Police

December 12, 2017-An Indiana State Trooper was hospitalized earlier today after a routine traffic stop turned violent. According to a release from the Indiana State Police, Trooper Morgenn Evans made a routine traffic stop for a traffic infraction near the intersection of Park and Jefferson Streets in Jeffersonville. “During the traffic stop Oscar Kays became combative and pulled a handgun and shot at Trooper Morgenn Evans. Trooper Morgenn Evans was struck in the head but was able to return shots at Oscar Kays while he was fleeing the scene. Trooper Morgenn Evans got back to his police car and gave chase a short distance but Oscar Kays was able to escape and returned to his home on Huston Drive where he was taken into custody by the Jeffersonville City Police Department and the Clark County Sheriff’s Department” the report continues.

Trooper Evans was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY with non-life threatening injuries. Oscar Kays was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, KY with unknown injuries. “At this time it is unknown if Trooper Morgenn Evans shots wounded Oscar Kays or if he was wounded by his own gun or debris from the shots fired” the report states.

Oscar Kays was charged with Attempted Murder of a Police Officer and incarcerated at the Clark County Jail upon release from the hospital.

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