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4th person captured in shooting of state trooper

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 27, 2015 2:23 AM
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An investigator works the scene of a fire and shooting Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Philadelphia. A Pennsylvania state police trooper has been shot during a violent confrontation that included a fiery crash along Interstate 676. The trooper is stable after he was shot in the shoulder. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Philadelphia) -- Police have tracked down a fourth person wanted in connection with the shooting of a state trooper during a chaotic car chase. 

Philadelphia police picked up Kaymer Lewis on Thursday. 

Lewis is not considered a suspect in the shooting of Trooper Patrick Casey on Tuesday during a chase that ended in a fiery crash on a downtown Philadelphia highway.

Police say they believe Lewis was a passenger in the vehicle that was stopped by troopers prior to the shooting. 

The driver of that vehicle, 17-year-old, Giovanny Cotto, has been charged as an adult with attempted murder, risking a catastrophe and other felonies.

Cotto's father has said his son is "a good kid'' who "made a wrong decision.'' 

Trooper Casey was released from a hospital on Wednesday.

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