Mass. State Trooper Shoots Driver At Traffic Stop

Authorities say a state trooper shot and killed a driver he had pulled over in Worcester after the man drove his vehicle at him.

The trooper pulled over a car that been reported stolen just after midnight Thursday.

The man was inside his vehicle and the trooper was outside of his cruiser at the time of the shooting.

State police spokesman David Procopio says the driver drove toward the trooper and refused several orders to stop his vehicle, so the trooper, who "feared for his safety," fired one shot.

No names were released, but the victim was described as a 43-year-old Worcester man.

A woman also in the car fled the scene and is still on the loose.

This program aired on July 12, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.


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