Update: The trooper who was shot today in North Carolina has been identified as North Carolina State Highway Patrol Officer Daniel Harrell.
Harrell was shot in the face but his injuries are reportedly not considered life-threatening.
The suspect has also been identified as 36-year old John David Jones.
According to WITN, Jones is approximately 6-feet tall and 175 pounds, last seen wearing blue jeans, brown work boots, and a green or dark blue coat.
Jones is considered to be armed and dangerous.
A North Carolina State Highway Patrol officer is in the hospital in unknown condition after being shot today on Highway 42 in Wilson County.
The trooper’s vehicle was still on scene into the evening, and reportedly has 12 bullet holes in the windshield and front-end damage, according to WNCN.
The trooper was taken to Viadant Medical Center and the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office confirmed via Twitter at 6:13 p.m. that the “suspect is on the run.”
The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office tweeted at 6:13 p.m.: “Suspect is on the run.” Police were reportedly looking for a Jeep Cherokee in connection to the shooting.
This comes less than a week after a Raleigh Police Officer was shot multiple times while on duty.
We have received word that a State Trooper has been shot in Wilson County. Suspect is on the run. Trooper is being transported to the hospital with condition unknown. Praying for the trooper! Praying that 2019 gets better. We can’t stay on this path.
— Pitt County Sheriff (@PittSheriff) January 14, 2019
This is a developing story. We will update it as more information becomes available.
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