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Update: Trooper and Suspect Identified in SHP involved shooting in Robeson County

Update on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.

***Update***Trooper and Suspect Identified in SHP Member Involved Shooting

RALEIGH – Authorities have identified the state trooper and suspect involved in Monday afternoon’s shooting in Robeson County.  During the course of a roadside safety inspection of a commercial motor vehicle, a trooper was approached by an uninvolved armed individual.  The individual, who was armed with a knife, advanced towards the member who then discharged his firearm after verbal commands were ignored.

The involved individual, identified as Mr. Justin Lee Workman, 29, of Wilmington, was injured as a result of the incident.

The Patrol member, Trooper Roderick McDaniel, is assigned to Troop B, District 9 (Cumberland County) and is an eighteen-year-veteran of the State Highway Patrol. Trooper McDaniel has been placed on administrative duty pending an internal investigation which is agency protocol in all officer involved shootings.

Additional details related to the incident cannot be provided due to the ongoing SBI investigation.

Previous article: Trooper involved in shooting in Robeson County

A trooper was involved in a shooting Monday afternoon along Interstate 95 in Robeson County that sent a person to the hospital, according to N.C. Highway Patrol Sgt. Chris Knox.

The trooper was performing a roadside safety inspection of a commercial motor vehicle at about 5:11 p.m. Monday when an armed individual approached the scene, the State Highway Patrol said in a news release. The person was not involved in the inspection.

The person ignored the trooper’s command to stop and trooper shot the individual, according to the release. The person was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The Highway Patrol release did not identify the trooper nor the suspect.

The trooper has been placed on administrative duty pending an internal investigation, which is standard practice. The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating.

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