CBS News October 17, 2018, 6:22 AM North Carolina trooper shot and killed during traffic stop

Scene where North Carolina state trooper was shot to death during traffic stop in Columbia County shortly after midnight on October 17, 2018


FAIR BLUFF, N.C. — A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper was shot to death during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning, CBS Raleigh affiliate WNCN-TV reports.

Highway Patrol Sgt. Michael Baker says the trooper, whose name wasn't immediately released, was shot around 12:15 a.m. while conducting a traffic stop on a road in Columbus County.

He died from his wounds on the way to a hospital, Baker said.

Larry Guyton, of the Bladen County Sheriff's Office, said an intense manhunt followed and the suspect was surrounded in woods near Fair Bluff, N.C. and taken into custody around 4 a.m.

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