Minn. State Patrol trooper shoots, kills motorist
OAKDALE, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a Minnesota State Patrol trooper shot and killed a motorist who tried to speed away from a traffic stop with the trooper hanging out the window.
State Patrol Lt. Col. Matt Langer says the trooper suffered minor injuries to his wrist, arm and knees.
Authorities say the unidentified trooper stopped the woman in the Oakdale area Saturday about 1:40 p.m. for an "equipment violation."
Drew Evans of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says the trooper saw what appeared to be drugs in the car. He says the trooper was checking it out when the woman tried to flee.
Langer says the trooper's arm was entangled in the woman's steering wheel. The trooper was dragged about 200 feet before he shot the driver.
The woman hasn't been identified.