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Arizona DPS: Trooper shoots after attempt to run him down

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Posted at 8:02 AM, May 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-07 11:02:04-04

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Department of Public Safety says one of its troopers shot at a driver who allegedly tried to run over the trooper during a traffic stop in Phoenix.

The DPS told local media outlets that after initially pulling over early Friday, the driver began driving off before making a U-turn and allegedly trying to run down the trooper. The DPS said that’s when the trooper, who was not injured, shot at the departing vehicle.

It wasn’t known the troop’s gunfire hit the vehicle. No information was released on the suspect but the vehicle was described as a 2017 white Dodge Charger with dark window tint and temporary plates.