Arkansas Trooper Shot, Wounded During Traffic Stop

A Fort Worth woman is charged in the shooting of a Arkansas State Police trooper wounded during a traffic stop in southwest Arkansas.

Elsbeth Kittinger, 49, was also injured during the incident.

State police say Trooper Kyle Sheldon remains hospitalized in stable condition after the shooting Sunday night in Rockport, about 40 miles southwest of Little Rock. State police say Sheldon's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

According to state police, Kittinger opened fire on Sheldon during the traffic stop. Officers with the Malvern Police Department, who were nearby and responding to an unrelated call, returned fire on the suspect.

Police say Kittinger sped away from the scene and officers in a neighboring city chased her down, that's when she was struck by gunfire.

Kittinger was treated and released from a hospital and remains in custody. It is not known if she has an attorney.

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