Radio calls from trooper shooting released

March 6, 2013 1:09:11 PM PST
The State Highway Patrol has released police radio communications that followed the shooting of Trooper Michael Potts last month.

Potts was shot on U.S. Highway 70 in Durham on Feb. 18 after a pulling over a vehicle for a seatbelt violation.

During the calls, Potts can be heard frantically calling for help moments after he was shot four times.

Potts: "Signal 25, signal 25... Ah, (Heavy breathing) 70 and Cheek Road. Hurry Raleigh subject's gone.  (Heavy breathing) Raleigh, hurry up 70 and (inaudible). I've been shot in the side and the face."

A signal 25 is a call for assistance.

Potts had pulled over 23-year-old Mikel Edward Brady II.

Authorities said Brady shot Potts as he approached the vehicle.

Brady was indicted Monday on charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and assault with a firearm on a law enforcement officer.

Brady remains behind bars in the Durham County Jail.

Potts is out of the hospital, and recovering at home.

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