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Dashcam video released of I-75 shooting of Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released dashcam footage from an incident earlier this month in which a trooper from the Findlay Post conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 75, which ended with the trooper shot and injured.

On Oct. 6 at approximately 11:05 p.m. a trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2016 Chevrolet Black Suburban, with Michigan registration, after a speed violation on Interstate 75 near mile post 160 in Hancock County.

During the traffic stop, a struggle ensued between the trooper and the driver, identified as Robert Tramaine Hathorn.

Hathorn got ahold of the trooper’s service pistol during the scuffle, resulting in the trooper sustaining a gunshot wound. Hathorn then fled the scene in his vehicle.

The trooper was transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital with initial reports of non-life threatening injuries.

The trooper’s service weapon is in the possession of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Trooper Josef M. Brobst of the Findlay Post endured serious, yet non-life threatening injuries.

Hathorn’s vehicle was recovered behind a business on County Road 140 near Township Road 89.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 7, Hathorn was captured on County Road 223 near Trenton Ave. in Findlay.

Hathorn is awaiting trial after being indicted on six charges related to the incident.


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