Highland County authorities are increasing a reward for information about a deputy involved shooting.
The shooting occurred around 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 19 on state Route 41 near the Highland, Pike and Ross county line.
A passenger fired at a deputy during a traffic stop, and the driver then fled the scene. The deputy was uninjured and returned fire.
A reward for information has been increased from $2,500 to $7,500.
The vehicle involved in the incident was described as a gray Dodge Stratus with the left tail light missing and a temporary license plate. It likely has gunshot damage in the back, after the deputy returned fired at the vehicle.
"Law enforcement has received an abundance of tips with information that has generated several persons of interest in the case. We are still working with other law enforcement agencies and BMV's in multiple states to identify and find the suspect vehicle, which we believe will yield evidence that will lead us to the driver and shooter," said Highland County Sheriff Ronald Ward.
Anyone with information should contact the Highland County Sheriff's Office at 937-393-2212 or the Pike County Sheriff's Office at 740-947-2111.
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