- Associated Press - Sunday, June 28, 2015

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Illinois State Police say a 52-year-old man suspected of firing shots at a state trooper has been arrested.

State Police say Gregory K. Nelson of East St. Louis is charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. He was arrested Saturday at an apartment in St. Ann, Missouri.

Nelson has not entered a plea or appeared in court.

According to State Police, the trooper was fired on during a traffic stop Tuesday on Interstate 255 in East St. Louis.

The trooper suspected the driver was intoxicated and asked him to get out of his vehicle. The driver pulled out a gun and fired at the trooper. The two exchanged gunfire and the driver ran away. Neither was injured.

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