A Hispanic male is dead after shooting involving Maryland State Trooper during a traffic stop
polices say a man is dead after a shooting involving a Maryland State Police Trooper during a traffic stop in Howard County early Friday morning.
The shooting happened around 2:12 a.m. along Interstate 95 near Interstate 895.
Officials say the trooper’s firearm was discharged during the stop. The trooper also suffered minor injuries during the incident.
After approaching the vehicle and asking the driver to exit, officials say the driver attempted to drive off. The trooper reached inside of the vehicle and attempted to remove the keys from the ignition and was dragged approximately 2000 feet before he reached for his weapon and fired into the vehicle. The trooper was thrown from the car and into the center median.
The driver, a Hispanic male, has not yet been identified and had no identification on him. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The trooper, a three-year veteran, remains hospitalized.
No further information is available at this time.
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