Blue Alert: OSHP Trooper shot; search for suspect underway


HANCOCK COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) – A Blue Alert was issued before 2 a.m. Thursday for 42-year-old Robert Tramaine Hathorn, a suspect accused of shooting an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper.

Robert Tramaine Hathorn

The incident took place early Thursday morning on I-75 in Hancock County, Ohio.

According to authorities, Trooper Josef Brobst was injured during the shooting and transported to a hospital.

OSHP tells FOX 8 Brobst is expected to be okay.

Hathorn is a black male, 5’10 tall, weighs 225, and has black hair and brown eyes. The vehicle involved in the incident is a black 2016 Chevy Suburban, Michigan license plate number: C7482198.

If you happen to see the suspect or the vehicle, call 1-877-262-3764.

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