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UPDATE: ASP Trooper shot, TX woman to face charges

Elsbeth Tresa Kittinger (Source: Garland County Sheriff's Dept.) Elsbeth Tresa Kittinger (Source: Garland County Sheriff's Dept.)
Trooper Kyle Sheldon (Source: KARK) Trooper Kyle Sheldon (Source: KARK)
HOT SPRINGS COUNTY, AR (KAIT/KARK) -

An Arkansas State Police trooper who was shot Sunday night is recovering in a hospital, meanwhile, a woman from Texas is expected to face charges.

Trooper Kyle Sheldon of Troop K was shot during a traffic stop at U.S. Highway 270 near Interstate 30 in Rockport in Hot Springs County, according to KARK.

The trooper was taken to a Hot Springs hospital with a wound that is not believed to be life-threatening. He is currently in stable condition.

Elsbeth Tresa Kittinger, 49, of Fort Worth, Texas is accused of firing on Trooper Sheldon around 8:42 p.m. after being asked to step out of a vehicle.

Malvern police officers were in the area on a separate call and returned gunfire at the Kittinger who drove away in a Dodge pick-up truck.

Officers fired again at the suspect as she fled onto Doyle Jones Road about five miles away from the original scene.

Kittinger was taken into custody and sustained a gunshot wound. She was treated and released from a Hot Springs hospital and is now in the Garland County Detention Center.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing under the supervision of the ASP Criminal Investigation Division.

A case file is being prepared by ASP and will be provided to the Hot Springs County prosecuting attorney Monday in order to formally charge Kittinger.

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