UPDATE: Traffic Stop Leads to Officer-Involved Shooting; Suspect Now in Jail

UPDATE 11/13/12 @10:45 a.m.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man who was shot by state troopers as he tried to run following a traffic stop is out of the hospital.

Ohio State Highway Patrol spokesperson Lieutenant Anne Ralston says the incident started about 8:30 p.m. Friday in the 1500-block of Chillicothe Street in Portsmouth.

Ralston says troopers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation when the passenger, Chaz Taylor, 26, of Portsmouth, got out of the car and ran away on foot.

One trooper chased Taylor for a short distance before shooting Taylor.

Taylor was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

On Saturday, Taylor was released from the hospital. He is now being held in the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville on a fugitive from justice warrant while awaiting extradition back to Scioto County.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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ORIGINAL STORY 11/10/12 @ 5 a.m.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man who tried to run from police during a traffic stop has been shot and is now in the hospital.

Ohio State Highway Patrol spokesperson Lieutenant Anne Ralston says it started about 8:30 p.m. Friday in the 1500 block of Chillicothe Street in Portsmouth.

Ralston says troopers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation when the passenger, Chaz Taylor, 26, got out of the car and ran away on foot.

One trooper chased Taylor for a short distance before shooting Taylor.

Taylor was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The shooting remains under investigation, and more details will be released at a later time.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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