Trooper shot flown to Seattle, suspect appears in court

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington State Patrol trooper shot Thursday while on duty in Walla Walla was flown for treatment to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The Seattle Times reports 28-year-old Trooper Dean Atkinson was in stable condition in the intensive-care unit Friday morning. The State Patrol says someone in a car rammed Atkinson’s patrol car and then shot him in the face. The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin reports Brandon O’Neel was arrested on suspicion of attempted aggravated murder, attempted assault with a firearm and attempting to elude with a firearm. The 37-year-old Walla Walla man was assigned an attorney and had bail set at $1 million during a Friday court appearance.