COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) trooper has died after being shot during a traffic stop early Wednesday, Highway Patrol confirmed.
Sergeant Michael Baker, confirms the trooper was shot while conducting a traffic stop on US 701 near Sellers Town Road, around 12:15 a.m. in Columbus County.
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This is the second NCSHP trooper killed in the line of duty this year. In May Trooper Samuel Bullard was killed after crashing during a traffic pursuit. Trooper Bullard was 24.