Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Missouri Trooper Fatally Shoots Man Who Pulled Gun on Him after Traffic Stop near Sullivan

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Missouri Trooper Fatally Shoots Man Who Pulled Gun on Him after Traffic Stop near Sullivan

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CRAWFORD COUNTY, MO * A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed a man who pulled a gun on him after fleeing a traffic stop near Sullivan on Wednesday, a patrol spokesman said.

The incident happened shortly after 5 p.m. in the 1600 block of the South Service Road, about 1 miles west of Sullivan along Interstate 44, said Sgt. Cody Fulkerson of Troop I of the Missouri Highway Patrol.

The trooper stopped a man, 44, in a red Ford Ranger pickup for a traffic violation. The truck stopped, and the trooper got out to talk to the driver, who was alone in the truck. The driver then sped off across the parking lot of the Ditch Witch Groundbreaking company, Fulkerson said.

The trooper got back into his car and chased the truck, then the driver jumped out of the still-moving truck. …

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