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Washington trooper shot and killed in traffic stop

Washington state trooper found shot to death after traffic stop; search on for suspect By The Associated Press

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) ' Police have found the pickup truck driven by the person who shot and killed a Washington State Patrol trooper during a traffic stop. Officers are still looking for the killer.

Trooper Russ Winger says the truck was on a county road about two miles from where the trooper was shot just before 1 a.m. Thursday on Highway 16 near Gorst, which is near Bremerton, about 20 miles west of Seattle across Puget Sound.

Winger says the trooper had made a traffic stop, radioed the location and license plate number. When he didn't respond to a status check, a Kitsap County sheriff's deputy went to the scene and found the wounded trooper. He was taken to a hospital in Tacoma where he was declared dead.

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