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N.C. Trooper Shot During Traffic Stop

February 20, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of North Carolina DPS.
Photo courtesy of North Carolina DPS.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper who was shot four times by a wanted Vermont suspect during a traffic stop Monday is now listed in stable condition.

Trooper Michael Potts, 42, pulled over a Nissan Altima driven by Mikel Edward Brady, 23, on U.S. Highway 70 near Cheek Road in eastern Durham Monday night. Trooper Potts pulled over Brady for not wearing a seatbelt, reports the News & Observer.

As Potts approached the car, Brady shot the trooper four times at close range, hitting him in the face, right shoulder, and on both hands.

The wounded trooper was able to return to his vehicle and radio the description of the suspect and vehicle to dispatchers. Brady was arrested Tuesday morning.

"We ask that everyone please keep Trooper Potts and his family in your thoughts and prayers," Department of Public Safety Secretary Kieran J. Shanahan in a statement.

Tags: Vehicle Stops, State Troopers, Assaults on Officers, North Carolina Highway Patrol


Comments (2)

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Bob@Az. @ 2/22/2013 8:38 AM

Get well soon Trooper, our thoughts are of you. Sorry the pos that did this is still stealing air. Blues, Stay Safe.

Perry @ 2/22/2013 5:55 PM

I will be praying for your full recovery as many of your fellow officers will be. You have the stength to get through this and continue your important mission and career. All of us, current or retired know you can come out of this on top! God bless you for your work! Get well soon!

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