Florida trooper dies in shooting; suspect killed by officer

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PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) A Florida Highway Patrol trooper is dead after a shooting along Interstate 95. The agency says the suspect who shot Trooper Joseph Bullock on Wednesday was then fatally shot by a passing police officer.

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The shootings happened near Palm City, about a 45-minute drive north of West Palm Beach.

Authorities say Bullock had stopped to help a stranded motorist when the man pulled a gun and shot him. A passing Riviera Beach police officer then shot the suspect, killing him.

The FHP had issued a statement earlier saying the suspect died by suicide. 


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