A Fort Worth woman was arrested Sunday night after authorities say she shot an Arkansas state trooper during a traffic stop.
Trooper Kyle Sheldon pulled over Elsbeth Tresa Kittinger, 49, along U.S. Highway 270 in Rockport, about 40 miles southwest of Little Rock, around 8:45 p.m. When he asked her to step out of her Dodge pickup, she shot him, according to the the Arkansas State Police.
Police from the neighboring city of Malvern were nearby at the time and returned fire, then pursued Kittinger as she drove away, according to the state police.
About 5 miles away, officers again fired at Kittinger and took her into custody.
Kittinger, who had been shot, was treated at a Hot Springs hospital before being booked into the Garland County jail. It was unclear what charges she faced.
Sheldon also was taken to a Hot Springs hospital; his wound was not expected to be life-threatening. The Arkansas State Police asked for prayers for the trooper and his family in a Facebook post.
Sheldon had recently been profiled on the state police’s Facebook page, saying that it was watching his parents end up on the wrong side of the law that led him to a career in law enforcement.
“In a time where our profession is under extreme scrutiny, I work every day to be a part of the change in my small corner of the world,” he said.