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Officials ID trooper, driver after traffic stop shooting

April 5, 2019

PRINCETON, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol is identifying a driver shot during a traffic stop altercation and the trooper who shot him.

The patrol identified the driver who was shot Thursday in a news release as 20-year-old Darius Jayquan Rogers of Clayton and the trooper as Sgt. J. M. Dorsey, a 15-year veteran.

Officials say Dorsey stopped a speeding car on U.S. Highway 70 in Johnston County and an altercation ensued with the driver, Rogers, who had a handgun. Officials say Dorsey shot Rogers.

Officials say Rogers, who is black, was taken to a local hospital where he is in serious condition.

Dorsey, who is white, wasn’t injured. He’s on routine administrative duty pending an internal investigation. The State Bureau of Investigation is conducting a separate routine probe.