State Trooper and suspect exchange gunfire

Posted at 9:24 AM, Apr 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 15:00:05-04

Authorities say a man is hospitalized after he was shot by a state trooper during an altercation following a traffic stop on a western New York road.

The trooper pulled over a vehicle around 11 p.m. Wednesday on Routes 5 and 20 in the Livingston County town of Lima, 20 miles south of Rochester. Police say the driver got out of his car and began to assault the trooper. Captain. Kevin Reilly says the trooper shot the man three times.

The trooper also was injured. He was treated at a Rochester hospital and released. The man is being treated at the same hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

State police haven't released any other information, including the names of the driver and trooper.

Troopers remain at the scene of the shooting Thursday morning as their