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Trooper shot during Dauphin County confrontation in stable condition

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 2, 2014 9:46 AM
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 (Harrisburg) -- Police say a state trooper and a suspect injured in a shootout in central Pennsylvania are both in stable condition following surgery.

A state police spokesman said the trooper went to West Hanover Township in Dauphin County at about 6:30 p.m. yesterday to check out the reported location of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run.

Police allege that a man opened fire, striking the trooper multiple times, and the trooper returned fire, injuring the suspect. He surrendered after state police and local officers surrounded the area.

Forty-nine-year-old David Edward Ricker of Harrisburg was charged with first-degree attempted murder, assault on a law enforcement officer and aggravated assault. Court documents don't list an attorney and a listed number for him rang unanswered and then disconnected today.

An earlier story is below:

Police say a state trooper and a suspect injured in a shootout in central Pennsylvania are both in stable condition following surgery. 

A state police spokesman says the trooper went to West Hanover Township in Dauphin County at about 6:30 p.m. yesterday to check out the reported location of a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run.

Police allege 49-year-old David Edward Ricker of Harrisburg opened fire, striking the trooper multiple times, and the trooper returned fire, injuring the suspect.

He surrendered after state police and local officers surrounded the area. 

Ricker has been charged charged with first-degree attempted murder, assault on a law enforcement officer and aggravated assault.

Court documents don't list an attorney.


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