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State Police: Suspect shot, killed after shootout with trooper

10:50 P.M. UPDATE

KIRKWOOD (WBNG) — State police say a suspect was killed after exchanging gunfire with a trooper on State Route 17 in Kirkwood around 6:20 p.m. Monday.

State police say this all unfolded after the trooper tried to pull over the suspect because the vehicle was wanted in connection with an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle complaint.

“The vehicle took evasive action and subsequently stopped on ST-17 eastbound in the town of Kirkwood.  When the suspect vehicle stopped, the driver opened fire and exchanged gunfire with the Trooper,” according to state police.

State police say the trooper, whose name has not been released, was taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital for treatment and is expected to recover.

The suspect’s name has not yet been released.

Additional information will be released as this investigation continues.


KIRKWOOD (WBNG) — A heavy police presence on Route 17 in Kirkwood near exit 2 has a portion of the highway blocked off.

Troopers say they are investigating an incident that has forced the roadway to be shutdown. They would not go into detail what specifically happened.

State police say no troopers were injured. Officials advise drivers to use alternative routes.

Stay with 12 News as we continue to learn more.


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