Officer Seara Burton to be taken off of life support

Photo courtesy: Indiana State Police

RICHMOND, Ind. - Officer Seara Burton, the Richmond Police officer who was shot during a traffic stop on August 10, will be taken off of life support, according to the Richmond Police Department.

Officer Burton's injuries have been determined to be unrecoverable, police said.

Officer Burton will be taken off of life support on Thursday.

At 6:30 p.m. on August 10, Officer Burton was conducting a traffic stop in the area of N. 12th Street and C Street when 47-year-old Phillip M. Lee allegedly pulled out a firearm and shot several rounds toward officers, striking Officer Burton.

Lee ran from the scene but was later caught. He was treated at a hospital for gunshot wounds.  

Officer Burton was taken to a hospital in Dayton, Ohio, in critical condition.

She served with the Richmond Police Department for four years.

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