Jason Johnson, suspect in State Trooper shooting, charged with attempted murder

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COLESVILLE, N.Y. (WETM) – Jason Johnson, the man wanted in connection to the shooting of a New York State Trooper in Colesville, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder in the first degree, according to New York State Police.

Johnson was arraigned on Friday morning at Broome County Central Arraignment and Processing and has been remanded to the Broome County Jail on no bail. State Police say other charges are pending.

Johnson captured around 4:30 p.m. on June 10 near a riverbank off Route 79 in Colesville after receiving a tip. State Police say he was taken into custody without incident.

State Police say Trooper Becky Seager, a seven-year veteran of the department, was shot by Johnson and suffered a non-life-threatening hip injury. Trooper Seager was removed from the scene by a Broome County Sheriff’s Deputy and was safely placed in the deputy’s car. She was then transported via ambulance to Wilson Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Trooper Seager was released from the hospital Thursday, where she was greeted by a sea of law enforcement members.

A second trooper sustained a shrapnel injury during the exchange of gun fire with Johnson.  

The New York State Police want to thank all the supporting agencies who assisted and the public who called with tips.  

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New York State Police, New York State Police SORT, New York State Police Aviation, Broome County Sheriff’s, Broome County SORT, Binghamton PD, Binghamton SWAT, FBI, DEC, the Office of Emergency Management, Harpursville Fire Department assisted State Police during the search.  Members from Colesville Ambulance, Superiour Ambulance, and Eastern Broome Ambulance were all on standby in the area.    

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