Authorities said that a South Carolina trooper was shot in the face after pulling over a vehicle for speeding.
Lance Cpl. B.A. Frazier stopped the car around 3:30 a.m. Sunday for exceeding the speed limit by more than 20 mph (32 kph) on U.S. Highway 78 in Bamberg County, according to Highway Patrol spokesperson Heather Biance.
Another officer pursued the vehicle into nearby Orangeburg County, where the driver slammed into a house, according to the Highway Patrol. Frazier was shot in the right side of his face. Biance stated that he is healing in a hospital.
Authorities did not provide any other information, such as whether anyone in the house was injured, the driver’s health, or whether or not the driver was apprehended.
The Highway Patrol stated that more information would be disclosed by the State Law Enforcement Division conducting the investigation.
Frazier has worked as a trooper for five years, authorities said.
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