A Colorado state trooper was shot and injured this morning during a traffic stop on I-70 near mile market 129 east of Garfield County. The shooting suspect is dead.

The Colorado State Patrol told Channel 9 News in Devner, the trooper stopped to assist a motorist on I-70 when he was shot. The trooper was transported to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs.

The identification of the suspect has not been released.

I-70 was closed in both directions near MM-129 near Dotsero during the investigation. Eastbound traffic has been reopened and there is no details when westbound traffic will resume.

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