UPDATE: SUSPECT CAPTURED – OSHP Trooper Shot Along Interstate 75 In Findlay

UPDATE:  BREAKING NEWS/ SUSPECT CAUGHT – The suspect in the shooting of a Highway Patrol trooper last night in Findlay was taken into custody at around 1pm Thursday near the Blanchard River on the road behind Walmart.  More updates to come.

OSHP Trooper
Josef Brobst

-A trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol has been shot along Interstate 75 in Findlay.

The shooting happened during a traffic stop at approximately 11:05 Wednesday night.

The Highway Patrol says the trooper pulled over a black Chevy Suburban with Michigan registration for a speeding violation near milepost 160, between County Road 99 and US 224.

Robert Tramaine Hathorn
Photo courtesy Ohio AG

The Highway Patrol says, during the traffic stop, the driver, identified as Robert Tramaine Hathorn struggled with the trooper over his gun and the trooper sustained a gunshot wound.

Hathorn then fled the scene.

The trooper was taken to Blanchard Valley Hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

The Highway Patrol says the trooper’s gun is in the possession of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The Highway Patrol at 4 a.m. Thursday said Hathorn was still at large and is believed to be armed and dangerous.

The Highway Patrol, Findlay Police and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office were searching for the suspect in the area of the BMV on County Road 140.

A perimeter had been set up and a thermal-imaging drone and K9s were being used to locate the suspect.

A little before sunrise the search shifted to a neighborhood across from Liberty Benton High School as a person reported seeing someone running through a field.

Anyone with information about Hathorn’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Ohio State Highway Patrol Findlay Post at 419-423-1414.