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Shooter apprehended after NC trooper shot

DURHAM, NC (AP/FOX Carolina) -

A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper is recovering after being shot during a traffic stop in Durham.

Officers continued to search Tuesday morning for the suspect until he was later apprehended. Mikel Brady was taken into custody on warrants from Vermont following his arrest in Durham, according to the North Carolina Attorney General's Office.

Brady was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in connection with the shooting of Trooper Michael Potts. 

Authorities said Potts had surgery Monday night at Duke University Hospital. Patrol Sgt. Maurice Devalle told The Herald-Sun that Potts was doing well though his face is swollen. He was in fair condition early Tuesday.

Gov. Pat McCrory went to the hospital after his State of the State address Monday to see the trooper

Devalle said Potts had stopped a car around 6 p.m. Monday because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Devalle says the trooper was hit several times.

A car that appeared to be the suspect's vehicle was found abandoned behind a restaurant several hours later.

Copyright 2013 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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