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North Carolina Trooper shot dead during traffic stop



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It was a violent few hours for police officers in two states as one in North Carolina was killed during a traffic stop and another in Tennessee was badly wounded while searching for a suspect at an apartment complex.

Trooper Kevin Conner was fatally shot around 1

2:15 am ET Wednesday in Columbus county when he's stopped a truck for speeding, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Conner was approaching the vehicle when the driver opened fire. Conner was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Baker said the suspect drove away on a letter chase, then fled on foot

After an extensive search, authorities caught the suspect in a wooded area at Fair Bluff and took him into custody around 4 am ET. Charges are pending, Baker said.

Conner was sent to 11-year veteran, assigned to Troop B, District 5 in Columbus County. In 2011, extinguished a car fire while [tending to be a driver involved in a head-on collision]

"The Highway Patrol family is mourning the loss of a hero and Glenn McNeill Jr., commander of the State Highway Patrol.

In Tennessee, a Shelby County deputy was shot in the right leg while searching for a suspect at the Eden at Watersedge Apartments in Memphis at 3:30 am ET.

The Department said in a tweet that the deputy was taken to Regional One Health Medical Center in critical condition The sheriff's department later said that he had been improved and he was listed as noncritical. [19659005SheriffFloydBonnersaid:

The suspect has shot and pronounced dead at the scene ]
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