New York State Police say a suspect in a vehicle theft is dead and one of their Troopers injured following a shoot-out on State Route 17 in the Town of Kirkwood January 28.

Authorities say the Trooper tried to stop the suspect vehicle at 6:20 p.m.and the driver tried to get away using evasive tactics but stopped on Route 17 eastbound and opened fire on the Trooper.

During the exchange of fire, the yet-to-be-named suspect suffered fatal wounds.  The Trooper, who also has not been identified, suffered non-life-threatening wounds and was taken to Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Authorities say their investigation is continuing and additional information is expected to be released later.

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