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A state trooper was shot during a traffic stop near Dotsero, Colorado on Interstate 70.

 

UPDATE [5:45PM] It has been disclosed that the trooper who was shot in the incident is listed in critical, but stable condition at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. His name has also been released. Eugene Hofacker, a six-year-veteran, is assigned to the Vail Troop Office.


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UPDATE [11:28am] Both directions of I-70 are currently closed due to this incident. CDOT says the Westbound lanes could reopen by mid-afternoon today, but there's currently no telling when the Eastbound lanes will reopen.

The trooper is currently being treated by emergency personnel at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. No names have been released.

[via 7NEWS Denver TheDenverChannel.com.]




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