UPDATE: Man accused of shooting state trooper near Findlay taken into custody


A Michigan man accused in a shooting incident involving a state trooper near Findlay has been taken into custody, according to CBS affiliate WTOL-TV in Toledo.

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The incident started as a traffic stop on I-75 near U.S. 224 in the Findlay-area around 11:05 p.m., state troopers said in a media release.

The trooper was conducting a traffic stop on the subject after a speed violation. During the stop a struggle ensued with the trooper’s service weapon. That resulted in the trooper sustaining a gunshot wound.

The state trooper was transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The trooper has been identified as Trooper Josef Brobst, according to CBS affiliate WTOL-TV in Toledo, citing the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

State troopers identified the suspect in the incident as Robert Tramaine Hathorn, 42. Hathorn was able to flee the scene and remained on the run for hours.

Hathorn was taken info custody at a Walmart in Findlay around 1 p.m., according to WTOL-TV.

In response to the shooting, Findlay City Schools and Liberty Benton Local Schools will be closed for the day, the station reported.

The shooting was the second incident involving an Ohio law enforcement officer Wednesday night, with both incidents happening just minutes apart. Sidney police Sgt. Tim Kennedy was shot while trying to apprehend a man wanted on a felony warrant.

The suspected shooter, identified as Brandon Steele, 34, also remains on the run after the incident.