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Shooting Causes Traffic Tie-up On I-84 In Connecticut

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DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Officials say a police shooting has snarled traffic on I-84 near Danbury, Conn.

The Hartford Courant says a state police officer shot and killed a motorist after a routine traffic stop turned deadly. The newspaper says the motorist fired on the trooper, who returned fire Friday evening.

Traffic was stopped in both directions.

Nik Patel says traffic was stopped for 90 minutes on his drive to Waterbury, Conn. He says a Department of Motor Vehicles worker in a yellow jacket told motorists that “police have shot someone and it’s being treated as a crime scene.”

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