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Indiana Trooper Fatally Shoots Man During Traffic Stop

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana State Police trooper fatally shot a southern Indiana man early Wednesday during an exchange of gunfire following a traffic stop, authorities say.

Malcolm Xavier Ray Williams, 27, of Clarksville, died at an area hospital after being shot just before 1 a.m. in Jeffersonville, state police spokesman Sgt. Carey Huls said.

Williams had been a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over for having no taillights on. After making the stop, the trooper called for the ambulance because the female driver of the car was having a “possible medical situation,” Huls said.

While the trooper talked to Williams, the suspect pulled out a handgun and fired at the trooper, who returned fire, Huls said.

It wasn’t clear what led Williams to shoot.

The trooper who hasn’t been identified suffered a powder burn and abrasions from Williams’ gun. The driver was not injured.


 

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