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Kentucky trooper dragged by vehicle fatally shoots suspect

September 17, 2018

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a trooper investigating a suspicious vehicle fatally shot the operator after a pursuit.

Police said in a statement that the trooper was asked to assist Christian County Sheriff’s deputies called early Monday to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle whose operator was slumped over the steering wheel.

The statement says when officers arrived they determined the vehicle had been stolen from Akron, Ohio, and the operator was uncooperative. Police say the trooper attempted unsuccessfully to remove the suspect, who began to flee, dragging the trooper until he was able to free himself.

Police say officers pursued the vehicle and the trooper fatally shot the suspect during an “interaction” at the end of the pursuit.

No further information was immediately released.

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