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Driver shot, killed after leading State Troopers on chase

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Posted at 4:02 PM, Jan 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-09 16:02:22-05

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a man was shot and killed Saturday during a traffic stop after troopers said he led them on a chase, displayed a firearm and refused verbal commands.

A Virginia State Police news release said that a trooper spotted the man’s car speeding on Interstate 64 in Henrico County northwest of Richmond.

The State Police say the driver refused to stop after a trooper followed and activated his emergency lights and siren.

Authorities say the driver then tried to make a U-turn but ran off the interstate and became stuck in a median. Authorities say the driver was shot and killed after displaying a firearm and refusing verbal commands.