Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper shot at during traffic stop on I-75

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LOUDON, Tenn. (WATE) – A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper was conducting a traffic stop on I-75 North near mile marker 75 when a passing vehicle fired two shots at him, according to a spokesperson with the THP.

The trooper nor the occupants in the vehicle in the traffic stop were harmed.

The trooper then pursued the vehicle for a short distance; and was assisted by other units in the area during the pursuit.

The suspect vehicle was stopped at mile marker 77 of I-75 and two suspects (one male, and one female) were taken into custody without further incident.

A firearm was also recovered from the suspects’ vehicle.

This is an ongoing investigation, we will update you as we learn more.


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