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Suspect fires shots at police during traffic stop in Nitro

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UPDATE:

We are learning new details in an early morning shootout involving Nitro police.

Chief Brian Oxley says Officer Timmy Jarrell, a 9-year veteran with the police department, is the one who was shot at.  He wasn't injured in the attack. Jarrell also had his canine partner, Bullet, a 7-year veteran of the department, in his vehicle with him.  Bullet was unfazed by the shooting and helped search the area for evidence in the hours following the incident.

Oxley said Jarrell tried to pull over a 90's Ford Mustang around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning for improper registration.  The vehicle did not have a visible license plate on it, Oxley said.

The driver opened fire when Jarrell tried to pull him over, striking his police vehicle two times, Oxley said.

The officer returned fire before the driver sped off.  The shooter hasn't been caught.

Call Nitro police if you have any information.

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ORIGINAL:

Authorities in Kanawha County are looking for a black car, which has possibly been identified as an older Ford Mustang, after a driver shoots at a Nitro Police officer during an attempted traffic stop Tuesday morning.

The officer was not hurt in the shooting on Interstate 64.

Authorities throughout Kanawha County are looking for the vehicle. However, no license plate information is available at this time.

If you have any information, you are asked to dial 911.

Stay with 13 News and WOWKTV.com for the latest on this developing story.