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Trooper McElderry
Trooper Brandon McElderry
Troop C - Tampa.

On the morning of Wednesday, January 5th at approximately 10:00 AM, Trooper Brandon McElderry, Troop C - Tampa, attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Interstate 275 in Hillsborough County. The violator exited I-275 and stopped. The two conversed and a struggle occurred. During the struggle, the violator seized control of Trooper McElderry's weapon and shot him in the hip, then attempted to carjack a passing motorist. Tampa Police Department arrived on the scene and took the violator into custody. Trooper McElderry was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he was listed in fair condition. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is conducting the investigation.

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