When a second trooper arrived, the officers determined the man was a wanted parole violator who had been on the run for months, officials said. The troopers searched the man’s car for weapons and handcuffed his hands behind his back, according to investigators.
The man was able to grab a weapon hidden behind his back in his pants and fired at the troopers. One of the officers was struck in the stomach, but protected by a bullet-proof vest.
The troopers shot back at the suspect, authorities said. The man was taken to the hospital and later died, according to officials.
The trooper was treated at the hospital and released.
Authorities continue to investigate.