Trooper Shoots Man In Fatal Encounter This Morning On Interstate 84

(Montgomery, NY)--A 41 year old driver is dead after being shot by a State Trooper on Interstate 84 this morning.

Troop F Commander Pierce Gallagher says the incident happened at about 1:55 this morning when troopers responded to a report of a disabled vehicle in the center of the westbound lanes near Exit 5-A in Montgomery.About a half mile down the road near Exit 5 the troopers encountered the driver walking on the shoulder of the highway.Commander Gallagher says one Trooper exited the patrol car and tried to engage the man in conversation while the other Trooper continued to drive beside them.

Police say the man was not cooperative and refused to comply to commands.When the man made a movement to enter the Troop car, the on foot Trooper shot him and he was transported to the hospital where he died.The preliminary investigation found that the man was not in possession of a weapon.

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