Oklahoma state trooper lends a mother aid when she needs it most

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SHAWNEE, Okla. -- An Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper is being hailed a hero after escorting a frantic mother to the hospital.

Her two-year-old son had reportedly shot himself in the arm by accident, which started a mad dash to the hospital.

But when she failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign, she was pulled over- a traffic stop that may have saved her son's life.

It was near SH 18 and Moccasin Trail Road that Trooper Troy Thompson pulled the vehicle over.

"I walked up , there was a frantic lady in the driver's seat," explained Thompson. "I looked over in the passenger's seat, sure enough there was a small infant child in there with blood all over him."

"My son got a hold of my gun in my purse," the mother is heard saying in the dash-cam video. "He shot through his arm."

"So I decided at that time to lead a front door escort," said Thompson.

With the mother close behind, Thompson weaved through Pottawatomie County roads, en route to the Saint Anthony Hospital in Shawnee, all while coordinating with dispatch.

In a matter of minutes, a team of doctors and nurses had a room ready for the little boy.

The child was later transferred to an Oklahoma City hospital. He's expected to make a full recovery.

Investigators deemed the shooting accidental, and the mother isn't facing criminal charges.

Though she doesn't want to be on camera, NewsChannel 4 has been told the mom is very thankful for OHP and Trooper Thompson.

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