Trooper Casey Released From Hospital

- Patrick Casey, the Pennsylvania State Trooper who was shot on I-676 Tuesday morning, has been released from Hahnemann University Hospital. 

Casey, who still has a bullet lodged in his shoulder, is expected to address the media soon. 

Giovanni Cotto, the accused shooter, was arraigned Wednesday morning. Cotto, 17, has been charged as an adult with attempted murder and other crimes, and is held on $3 million bail. 

State Police say Trooper Patrick Casey was shot at by the 17-year-old driver of the white car who took off after a routine traffic stop gone bad at 76 and University Avenue about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Trooper Casey was called as backup. He was shot in the shoulder as he tried to pull the car over on a crowded expressway, according to State Police.

The suspect was taken into custody as Trooper Casey was rushed to Hahnemann Hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. He was listed in good condition with his family by his side. He still has a bullet in his should, and according to doctors, it’s safer for him to have the bullet stay there.

State police say they have dashboard camera video of the entire incident. Trooper Casey is from Bucks County. He graduated from the State Police Academy in 2009. He has spent his entire career at the Troop K, Belmont Barracks.

 
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