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Autopsy: Man who fled police fatally shot by trooper

October 2, 2017

Authorities say an autopsy determined that a man wanted by police after fleeing from a traffic stop in Columbus was fatally shot by a state trooper in southern Indiana.

State police said 44-year-old Quentin Starke of Bartholomew County exchanged gunfire with a trooper in a wooded area early Saturday afternoon. The Columbus Republic reported authorities didn’t say how many times he was shot and toxicology tests were pending.

About eight hours earlier, police said Starke fled from a Columbus officer during a traffic stop. The driver took off but then abandoned his car near a water treatment facility and fired shots.

Columbus police Sgt. Josh McCrary was injured by a gunshot or some type of debris. He was treated at a hospital and released.

 

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