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Two state police troopers wounded pursuing midstate robbery suspect

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 10, 2013 11:56 AM
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(Newville) --  Two state police troopers have been injured by gunfire while pursuing a bank robbery suspect later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his crashed vehicle.

State police said 37-year-old Dakin Burgess of Pittsburgh robbed a bank in Chambersburg, Franklin County, at about 5:00 p.m. Monday and fled in a black minivan.

Trooper Robert Hicks, a state police spokesman, says one trooper was shot in the foot while trying to stop the vehicle soon after the robbery.

Police then lost sight of the vehicle until it was spotted by air units, and a second trooper was shot in the shoulder before the minivan was found crashed into a tree near Newville, Cumberland County.

Hicks says both troopers are doing well in a hospital.

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