Two suspects arrested in shooting of Alabama State Trooper

Alabama State Troopers

Alabama State Troopers have released the names of the two suspects involved in a shootout with an Alabama State Trooper in which all three were shot and injured.

Trooper Kevin Cook of the Public Information/Education Unit of the Alabama Department of Public Safety, said the incident happened around 5:30 p.m. on Geneva County Highway 57 Saturday afternoon.

“An Alabama State Trooper attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation,” said Trooper Cook in an email to Fox10News.  “A brief pursuit ensued when the suspect’s vehicle stopped abruptly and the suspect opened fire on the trooper and shot him.  The suspect was later taken into custody at the scene.  A second suspect fled into the woods, but he was captured a short time later.”

The injured trooper was taken to Flowers Hospital, and treated for  non-life threatening injuries.  His name has not been released by state investigators.

Investigators said 23 year-old Zachary Wood of Glenwood and 21 year-old Dillon Rafsky of Enterprise were treated for gunshot wounds at area hospitals.  They are now in the Geneva County Jail, charged with attempted murder.

Trooper Cook said the Alabama Bureau of Investigation is looking into the circumstances of the incident and nothing further will be released at this time because the investigation is ongoing.

Alabama Department of Public Safety officials said they would like to thank “all law enforcement agencies involved for their assistance.”

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