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Family says man shot by North Carolina trooper was deaf

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Authorities say a North Carolina trooper has shot and killed a driver following a chase in Charlotte Thursday evening.

Officials say a trooper tried to pull over a vehicle for a speeding violation on Interstate 485 around 6:15 p.m. when the driver didn't stop. The driver then led authorities on a brief pursuit before stopping.

Officials say that's when the driver got out of his car and an encounter took place between the driver and the trooper, causing a shot to be fired. The driver died at the scene.

WSOC-TV identified the man as 29-year-old Daniel Harris and reported family members said Harris was hearing impaired.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol has not identified the man.

Officials say the trooper was placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure after an officer-involved shooting.

The Associated Press contributed to this report


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