ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. — The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is looking for a man who is accused of shooting at a trooper in Orange County on Tuesday morning, WTVD reports.
The incident happened near New Hope Church Road and I-40.
BREAKING: Trooper shot at after attempted traffic stop at New Hope Church Rd/I-40 ramp. Driver was in stolen vehicle. Trooper not hit nor hurt. Highway Patrol searching for suspect- described as a white male. @ABC11_WTVD #abc11
— Julie Wilson (@JulieABC11) March 5, 2019
According to Orange County Sheriff's Office, the trooper tried to pull over a 2008 GMC SUV around 3 a.m. that had been reported stolen out of Greensboro on Feb. 20.
The suspect then swerved across the road and down an embankment, crashed the stolen SUV, continued to fird shots toward the trooper and ran off into the woods.
The trooper was not hit or injured during the shooting.