COLESVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Police were searching Thursday for a man they say shot a state trooper during a welfare check in the Binghamton area.
The trooper was hit by a rifle shot Wednesday night while working with Broome County sheriff’s deputies checking on the welfare of a person in Colesville, about a dozen miles east of Binghamton, according to state police.
Police said the unidentified trooper’s injuries were not life-threatening.
Police were searching for suspect Jason D. Johnson, 34, who they say should be considered armed and dangerous.
They said he may be driving a blue Ford pickup truck.