Man dies after trooper-involved shooting in Brunswick County

Published: Jan. 2, 2019 at 5:07 AM EST
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The Highway Patrol says a man who was shot by a state trooper last night has died.

Brandon Webster, 28, of Shallotte, died at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center where he was found by authorities after the shooting.

Trooper S.A. Collins shot at Webster's vehicle as it accelerated towards him, according to the Highway Patrol.

Collins had stopped the man's vehicle around 9:00 p.m. on Holden Beach Road for a traffic violation.

The trooper, who has been placed on administrative duty, has been with the patrol for the past year.

The SBI is investigating the shooting, which is normal procedure.

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A state trooper is on administrative leave after opening fire on a car and shooting a suspect.

The Highway Patrol says a state trooper pulled a car over on Holden Beach Road near Shallotte just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.

In a press release, the Highway Patrol says the trooper fired on the vehicle when it began to speed towards him. The SBI confirms that the suspect was shot. The extent of injuries are unknown at this time.

Investigators found the suspect later at the Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center.

The name of the suspect or the trooper involved have not been released.

The trooper is on administrative leave while the State Bureau of Investigation reviews the shooting, which is standard protocol.

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