Wounded State Trooper Kills Assailant

LEXINGTON — A state trooper who was shot and wounded Wednesday night on Interstate 40 in Henderson County returned fire, killing the man who shot him, according to the Jackson Sun.
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Trooper Dwayne Stanford, 27, was taken to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital and was in stable condition, said Department of Safety spokeswoman Dalya Qualls. His injuries were described as not life-threatening.
Authorities said Stanford was shot in the chest. He was wearing a bulletproof vest, which seems to have prevented more serious injuries.
The incident started when Stanford pulled over a car on Interstate 40 westbound near mile marker 115 because the car fit the description of one police were looking for.
Stanford arrested the woman who was driving the car and placed her in custody inside his cruiser, authorities said. A man who was a passenger in the woman’s car then got out and began shooting. Stanford returned fire, killing the man.

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