Commonwealth vs. Eric Frein: Trooper Alex Douglass Takes the Stand


MILFORD, PIKE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- Perhaps the most high profile witness took the stand today, in Eric Frein’s murder trial in Pike County.

Trooper Alex Douglass, the officer injured in the 2014 ambush, was called by the prosecution this afternoon.

Trooper Douglass walked into the court Monday at the end of Monday’s trial. On the stand, he detailed moment by moment what happened the night he was shot outside of the Blooming Grove Barracks.

When he heard the first shot he said it sounded like a firework exploding. When he realized Corporal Bryon Dickson had been shot he went to help him. That’s when Douglass was hit. He said he felt like he got hit with a baseball bat.

Besides Trooper Douglass, computer expert Corporal Derek Fozard Testified.

Before the ambush, he said Frein may have done computer searches on “post shooting” police procedures. After the attack, Fozard said Frein may have searched his own name, along with Blooming Grove and Bryon Dickson.

Fozand also detailed a letter recovered on Frein’s laptop, addressed to his “Mom and Dad.” It talked about wanting to spark a revolution and not get caught.

Part of it read:

“What I have done has not been done before and it felt like it was worth a try.”

Stay with Eyewitness News as we bring you continuing coverage of the murder trial of accused Trooper killer Frein.

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