Trooper Involved Shooting in Robeson County Under Investigation One Suspect is Dead Following Armed Confrontation

ROBESON COUNTY

At approximately 7:15 Friday morning the Highway Patrol was asked to assist the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office in the pursuit of a murder suspect from South Carolina. A chase was underway on I-95, north of Rowland and the NC/SC state line. The Highway Patrol made several attempts to stop the suspect’s vehicle. Once the vehicle stopped, an armed confrontation ensued and the suspect died on the scene. The State Bureau of Investigation was requested to investigate, which is the protocol for trooper involved shootings. The two troopers involved will be placed on administrative duty, which is also protocol.

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