Trooper hit during dramatic chase released from hospital

Trooper Bellamann Hee was seriously injured

Trooper Bellamann Hee, who was hit and seriously injured during a dramatic chase on March 12, was released from the hospital Wednesday.

Hee was hit while throwing stop sticks in an attempt to stop the second vehicle in a series of three used during the chase through five metro-area counties. The sequence began when the suspect allegedly stole an SUV with a 4-year-old boy inside.

The suspect later abandoned that first SUV and carjacked the second vehicle while AIRTRACKER7 broadcast the chase live on television. After Trooper Hee was hit, the suspect carjacked a second vehicle before eventually crashing in Douglas County, where he was arrested.

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Authorities identified the suspect as Ryan Stone, who was wanted in a drug case before the chase occurred.

Court records show Stone was driving at approximately 100 mph when he struck Hee during the chase.

The estimated speed contained in the affidavit came from a deputy who also reported that the minivan "did not make any attempts to avoid Trooper Hee."

Stone is now being held on $3.5 million bond.

Colorado State Patrol announced Trooper Hee's release from the hospital Wednesday evening and expressed his family's request for privacy as he continues to recover.

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