UPDATE (10/7) – The man suspected of shooting an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper is now behind bars.

Robert Tramaine Hathorn was taken to the hospital to be evaluated before going to jail.

OSHP says Trooper Josef Brobst is doing well and expected to survive.


LIBERTY TWP, Ohio (WTRF) – A Blue Alert has been issued for 42-year-old Robert Tramaine Hathorn, a suspect accused of shooting an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper.

The incident took place early Thursday morning on I-75 in Liberty Township in Hancock County, Ohio.

According to authorities, Trooper Josef Brobst was injured during the shooting, and transported to a hospital.

Hathorn is a black male, 5’10 tall, weighs 225, and has black hair and brown eyes. The vehicle involved in the incident is a black 2016 Chevy Suburban, Michigan license plate number: C7482198.

If you happen to see the suspect, or the vehicle, call 1-877-262-3764.