Trooper who killed motorist on I-83 had tried to use stun gun

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 16, 2016 10:06 AM

Police investigate a crash and a death in the southbound lanes of Interstate 83 in Manchester Township.(Photo: Paul Kuehnel, York Daily Record)

(Strinestown) -- Authorities say a state trooper who fatally shot a motorist on Interstate 83 in York County first tried to use a stun gun on him. 

State police spokesman Corporal Ryan Lawrence says the motorist was pulled over Tuesday afternoon in Manchester Township for an unspecified traffic violation and started to flee.

Lawrence says the trooper was on the driver's side of the vehicle and first tried to use a stun gun on the motorist. 

The trooper was dragged about three-tenths of a mile in the southbound lane toward a concrete median. 

The motorist died at the scene.

His car had Virginia license plates. 

State police plan to review video from the trooper's cruiser.

The trooper's injuries aren't life-threatening.

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