Oscar KaysTrooper Morgenn Evans Jeffersonville, In. — An Indiana State trooper narrowly escaped a fatal gunshot during a routine traffic stop in Jeffersonville Tuesday.A report from police says trooper Morgenn Evans pulled a car over driven by Oscar Kays, 79, for a traffic infraction at 7:05 p.m. near Park and Jefferson Streets. During the contact Kays pulled a handgun a shot Evans in the head. Evans was able to return fire and get back to his cruiser to pursue Kays as he fled. Kays was taken into custody at his home on Hutson Drive a short time later.Both, Trooper Morgenn Evans and Kays were transported to University of Louisville Hospital non-life threatening injuries.Investigators have not determined if Kays was wounded by debris from the gunfire, his weapon or a shot fired by trooper Evans. Evans has been a trooper since December of 2016.
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