A traffic stop on East Highway 30 in Ogallala turned fatal last night. The Nebraska State Patrol says a trooper was hospitalized after being hit by a bullet that ricocheted when a driver fatally shot himself during a traffic stop.
The trooper was conducting a DUI stop. Authorities say the driver pulled out a handgun and shot himself in the head. The bullet then struck the trooper in the shoulder.
The patrol says the trooper is in good condition after having surgery. The incident remains under investigation and the patrol didn’t release the names of the driver or the trooper.
Thanks to Josh Mackey, KOGA, Ogallala