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Alabama trooper shoots, kills driver after car chase

Authorities say an Alabama state trooper fatally shot a man after a car chase.

Posted: Sep 5, 2018 10:26 PM

MORRIS, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an Alabama state trooper fatally shot a man after a car chase.

The State Bureau of Investigation's Lt. Jon Riley tells news outlets that a trooper tried to pull over a man for aggravated speeding and reckless driving around midnight Tuesday.

A chase ensued, starting in Gardendale and ending on a dead-end road in Morris. Riley says that shots were fired when the trooper tried to take the man into custody, and the motorist was struck.

It's unclear whether the driver had or fired a weapon. It's unclear how many shots were fired, or what exactly preceded the shooting. No names have been released.

The scene was still active around 4 a.m. Wednesday. Riley says the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will investigate.

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