Search For Suspect After NY State Trooper Shot Near Binghamton


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 shot in her lower body 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 identified the Trooper as Becky Seager, She is assigned to SP Binghamton and has been a member of the New York State Police for seven years. The trooper’s injuries were not life-threatening. She was at a local hospital Thursday morning.

Police from multiple agencies 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.

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