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Man who allegedly shot trooper charged with attempted murder

Robert Ransom, 20, of Chambersburg faces two counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and two counts of aggravated assault among other charges.

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. — UPDATE (1:26 p.m.): 

A man who police say shot a trooper during a traffic stop this morning is facing attempted murder charges, according to online court documents. 

Robert Ransom, 20, of Chambersburg faces two counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and two counts of aggravated assault among other charges. 

Police said the altercation happened Saturday around 2:05 am when state troopers initiated a traffic stop in the 1400 block of Lincoln Way East in Guilford Township.

According to police, troopers suspected 20-year-old Robert Ransom of Chambersburg of driving under the influence. Police said, during a standard field sobriety test an altercation occurred between Ransom and the troopers.

When police attempted to take Ransom into custody, police said he pulled a handgun and shot one of the troopers.

The injured trooper was flown to a local hospital and is said to be in stable condition. Ransom is under arrest.