Tonopah, Arizona – An Arizona DPS Trooper was shot on Thursday morning after responding to a rollover collision.
UPDATE: The trooper was saved by a citizen. Click HERE for the latest update.
At the scene Westbound I-10 near Tonopah, the trooper was shot and a civilian got on the trooper’s radio to report the shooting. DISPATCHER: “To the civilian on the DPS trooper’s radio, if you can hear me, I need you to let me know where the suspect is that got in an altercation with our trooper.”
CIVILIAN: “The suspect is uh, occasionally breathing or stirring. He’s been shot by a passer-by. He’s laying right next to the officer.” Police sources tell us that the suspect was shot and they could not confirm who shot the suspect.
The trooper and a female were reportedly airlifted to the hospital. There is no word on their condition.
This story is still developing and no official information has been released.
Our thoughts and prayers are with this trooper and their family.
This is a developing story and we will keep you updated.