Police were searching for a suspect or suspects Saturday after a trooper suffered a serious gunshot wound to the hand late Friday night following a motor vehicle stop in Hyannis, according to State Police.
Shortly after 11:30 p.m., the 28-year-old trooper was shot after he stopped a car on Camp Street, according to a statement from State Police spokesman David Procopio.
The bullet went through his hand striking his ballistic vest in the shoulder area, Procopio said. The car immediately fled the scene, and the trooper radioed to the State Police barracks in Yarmouth that he had been shot.
Trooper Timothy Shields arrived at the scene “within moments,” bringing the injured trooper, who was not identified to Cape Cod Hospital, the statement said. He was then transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he remained with injuries not considered life threatening.
Both Shields and the injured trooper graduated from the 85th Recruit Training Troop in May, the most recent class, the statement said. Both are assigned to the Yarmouth barracks.
Colonel Christopher Mason, superintendent of the State Police, praised the injured trooper and Shields’ rescue efforts in a statement Saturday afternoon.
“Both Troopers remained calm and composed in a highly stressful situation, and both did what they had to do without delay,” Mason said. “We are grateful that the outcome was not worse.”
No additional information was immediately released.
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