Manhunt underway for man who allegedly shot trooper in Broome County
COLESVILLE, New York (WWNY) - A New York State trooper was shot Wednesday night in the Binghamton area.
State police say Trooper Becky Seager, a seven-year veteran, was shot in the hip in the Broome County town of Colesville.
Seager, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was taken from the scene to an ambulance by a Broome County sheriff’s deputy and ultimately transported to Wilson Memorial Hospital.
A large manhunt by several agencies is underway for the person who allegedly shot her. Police say the suspect, 34-year-old Jason Johnson, exchanged gunfire with law enforcement before fleeing the scene.
He is described as being 5 feet, 7 inches tall and about 160 pounds. He is considered armed and dangerous. Police say his hair is in a long mohawk style.
Johnson is believed to be driving a 1996 Ford pickup truck.
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