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State trooper fatally shoots man on Phoenix freeway

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Posted at 2:37 PM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 17:37:07-04

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona Department of Public safety trooper fatally shot a 28-year-old man on a Phoenix freeway early on Monday.

Phoenix police, which are investigating the shooting, said the trooper encountered the man passed out in a parked car that was partially blocking traffic on the freeway.

The trooper tried to contact the driver, and a struggle ensued.

The trooper shot the man, who has not been identified.

He died later at a hospital.

The trooper also has not been identified but is a 54-year-old man with 15 years of service. He was uninjured.

An investigation is ongoing.