Highway Patrol Identifies Man Who Shot Trooper

The Highway Patrol says a man from Florida remains in critical condition after shooting a trooper near Mansfield.

Trooper Robert Crewse, 49, was checking out a suspicious vehicle on a county road Wednesday morning when a man in the car opened fire.

Colby Rey, 32, from Orlando, Florida was shot several times after Crewse, another trooper and a Mansfield police officer returned fire.

Rey is wanted out of Mississippi for a parole violation on a weapons charge.

Highway Patrol Sergeant Jeff Kinder says Crewse was shot twice and released from the hospital.

Kinder says one of the bullets grazed Crewse in the head while the other hit his bulletproof vest.

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