3 Covering Putnam County now... A Florida Highway Patrol trooper is in the hospital tonight ... recovering from a gunshot wound from a traffic stop Saturday morning, in Palatka. Authorities have identified the trooper as Lawrence Andrew Litzell. They say he was shot in the face....by THIS man...24-year-old Somourian Wingo, who was killed when Litzell returned fire. Multiple agencies are now working together to try to find a man who was in the car with Wingo. Channel 4's Ashley Harding spoke to florida highway patrol... She joins us live from the department's headquarters in Jacksonville. Ashley? 3 3 Florida Highway Patrol and FDLE are working together on this. Keep in mind, the last known shooting involving a FHP trooper was several years ago. The main focus tonight is identifying the second man and arresting him ...also that Trooper Litzell recovers. 3 0-515-2033-3815-19"Trooper Litzell is by far a model of what a great Florida Highway Patrol trooper should be." TRACK Trooper Lawrence Andrew Litzell's family has asked that we not release his picture, but his colleagues with Florida Highway Patrol want everyone to know what kind of man he really is. Police say Litzell was shot in the face by this man, 24-year-old Samourian Wingo, after a traffic stop early Saturday in Palatka. "He's currently still in the hospital, but is progressing. So his condition is improving, which we are so thankful for." TRACK Police say the man Wingo was with got away. "The last known shooting involving a Florida Highway Patrol trooper was back in 2007...when Sergeant Nicholas Sottile was shot and killed after a traffic stop. Two men were arrested and one is now on death row." TRACK Sergeant Dylan Bryan says this latest shooting is proof that there's no such thing as a routine traffic stop. "You have no idea what's going on or how the violators are feeling at the time of the traffic stop and coincidentally all we're doing is enforcing the traffic laws of our state." TRACK Florida Highway Patrol is now working hand in hand with FDLE in finding the second man. "He should be considered armed and dangerous." TRACK I spoke to Channel 4's Ken Jefferson who says once this man is caught, he could face murder charges."The officer was using self defense. He was defending himself." "This person, because they were in the commission of a felony by shooting at this officer, the one that's deceased can't be charged...but the one that's alive can be." 3 I was told tonight that before this shooting, Trooper Litzell had just recently been promoted to sergeant...and he is expected to assume that role in January.I also reached out to FDLE, they're asking that the public come forward with any information on this second man. They're saying people should call the Jacksonville office number at tel:9043607100.