Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Spitzer's office confirms one trooper killed; shooting suspect surrounded

Capital News 9

Here is the latest on the trooper killing............andy

A spokeswoman for Governor Eliot Spitzer says one trooper has died after being shot in the hunt for a man suspected of shooting at least two other troopers. Police said two state troopers were shot this morning in Delaware County during the hunt for a man suspected of shooting Trooper Matthew Gombosi on Tuesday. Gombosi was treated and released from the hospital. The other trooper shot this morning was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment.
Police said they have surrounded the suspect who is identified as 23-year-old Travis Trim of North Lawrence. He is reportedly in a house in Arkville.

House surrounded in Arkville
State police said Trooper Gombosi was shot around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Village of Margaretville in Delaware County during a traffic stop. The shooting happened at the Sunoco Country Store located at 515 Main Street. They said Trim was looking at a map and appeared to be lost.
Police said Gombosi's bulletproof vest stopped the bullet and he was not seriously injured.

Troopers later found a Dodge Caravan that Trim was driving at the time of the shooting. The vehicle was reported stolen on Monday in Saint Lawrence County.
Police have not released the names of the troopers shot this morning, but state police confirm they were not from Troop G in Loudonville

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