Traffic Stop

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a Cape Coral police
officer is in stable condition after being shot during a traffic
stop.

Officer David Wagoner pulled over a vehicle early Saturday. He
asked the driver, a 17-year-old female, for her driver's license
and then asked a male passenger for his identification.

Police say the passenger replied that he didn't have his ID. The
officer proceeded to walk to the passenger's side of the car.
That's when police say Yousel Lopez Rivera shot the officer three
times.

Two of the shots struck the officer's bulletproof vest. A third
hit him below in the abdomen below the vest.

Investigators say Wagoner returned fire but neither the suspect
nor the passenger were hit.

Rivera was later found and charged with attempted first-degree
murder of a police officer.


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