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ISP identifies trooper, suspect involved in traffic stop shooting in Jeffersonville

Police stayed on the shooting scene at East Park Place and Main Street for hours. (Source: Air 3, WAVE 3 News) Police stayed on the shooting scene at East Park Place and Main Street for hours. (Source: Air 3, WAVE 3 News)
The ISP trooper was rushed to University Hospital Tuesday night. (Source: WAVE 3 News) The ISP trooper was rushed to University Hospital Tuesday night. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Indiana State Police Trooper Morgenn Evans (Source: ISP) Indiana State Police Trooper Morgenn Evans (Source: ISP)
Oscar Kays (Source: ISP) Oscar Kays (Source: ISP)

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - An Indiana State Police trooper is recovering from a gunshot wound following a traffic stop of a suspected DUI driver Tuesday night.

ISP told us Trooper Morgenn Evans pulled the driver of a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado truck over just after 7 p.m. in the area of East Park Place and Main Street.

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That driver, identified as Oscar Kays, 79, shot at the trooper, grazing him in the head, and the trooper returned fire, according to ISP.

The suspect took off, and the injured trooper followed. At 7:08 p.m., the trooper told dispatchers that shots had been fired, and that he'd been hit. Colleagues then rushed to his location at Park Place and Brighton to render aid.

Meanwhile, Kays was able to escape and go to his home near the intersection of Huston and Schuler drives. That's where law-enforcement officials took him into custody.

Trooper Evans was rushed to University Hospital. He is expected to survive his injuries.

Kays was also taken to University Hospital. ISP wasn't able to say why he was hurt, but he is expected to be okay.

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"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," a press release from ISP reads.

Kays has been released from the hospital.

He was arrested and charged with attempted murder of a police officer. He is being held in the Clark County Jail.

Trooper Evans has been with ISP since October 2016.

ISP will hold a press conference to update the public on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

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