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According to New York State Police, Jason Johnson, the man wanted in connection with the shooting of a New York State Trooper in Colesville, has been charged with two charges of attempted murder in the first degree.
Johnson was arraigned at Broome County Central Arraignment and Processing on Friday morning and remanded to the Broome County Jail without bail. Other charges, according to State Police, are pending.
He is 34 years old.
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After receiving a tip, Johnson was apprehended at a riverbank off Route 79 in Colesville at 4:30 p.m. on June 10. He was taken into jail without incident, according to state police.
Trooper Becky Seager, a seven-year veteran of the agency, was shot by Johnson and sustained a non-life-threatening hip injury, according to state police.
A Broome County Sheriff’s Deputy pulled Trooper Seager from the scene and placed him safely in the deputy’s car. She was then taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital by ambulance for treatment.
Trooper Seager was released from the hospital on Thursday and was greeted by a swarm of police officers. During the exchange of gunfire with Johnson, a second trooper was hit by shrapnel.
During the search, State Police were aided by 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, and the Harpursville Fire Department.
Colesville Ambulance, Superior Ambulance, and Eastern Broome Ambulance were all stationed in the area on standby.