Man arrested after firing shots at North Carolina trooper


HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol has accused a man of firing shots at a trooper and sparking a manhunt which began with the pursuit of a stolen vehicle.

News outlets report the man was taken into custody on Tuesday, when he was scheduled to appear in court.

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Sgt. Chris Knox said a state trooper was trying to stop an SUV going about 100 mph on Interstate 40 around 2 a.m. Knox said the driver didn’t stop, and after a 4-mile pursuit, the driver crashed the vehicle near Hillsborough.

According to Knox, the suspect fired multiple shots at a trooper during or after the crash. The trooper, who didn’t return fire, was not injured.

Knox said the SUV was reported as stolen from Greensboro on Feb. 20.