JEFFERSONVILLE — An Indiana State Police trooper was shot during a traffic stop Tuesday evening.
According to ISP, Trooper Morgenn Evans stopped a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck driven by Oscar Kays, 79, of Jeffersonville just after 7 p.m.
During the stop, ISP says Kays became combative and pulled a handgun, shooting Trooper Evans. Trooper Evans was able to return shots as Kays fled the scene.
Trooper Evans was then able to get back to his police car and chase Kays a short distance, but Kays escaped.
He was later found at his home in Jeffersonville and taken into custody.
Trooper Evans was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky with non-life threatening injuries. Kays was also transported to the same hospital, though the extent of his injuries is unknown.
After being released from the hospital, Kays was charged with Attempted Murder of a Police Officer and incarcerated at the Clark County Jail.
A press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday. Trooper Evans has been with ISP since October 2016.