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Raleigh – Authorities have identified the state trooper and suspect involved in Tuesday night’s shooting in Brunswick County.  Mr. Brandon Lovell Webster, 28, of Shallotte, succumbed to his injuries from a gunshot wound after arriving at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center.

Trooper S. A. Collins, assigned to Troop B, District 6, Brunswick County is a one year veteran of the State Highway Patrol.  Trooper Collins discharged his firearm at the vehicle operated by Mr. Webster during a traffic stop on NC 130 near Shallotte.

Due to the ongoing SBI investigation, additional details related to the incident cannot be provided.

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RALEIGH – On Tuesday January 1, 2019 at approximately 8:55 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol initiated a traffic stop on NC 130 (Holden Beach Road) near Shallotte.  During the course of the stop, the trooper discharged his firearm as the violator vehicle accelerated towards him, fleeing the scene.

Investigators located the suspect a short time later at the Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center.   The involved member and suspect names are not being released at this time.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation at the request of SHP.   The trooper has been placed on administrative duty pending an internal investigation which is agency protocol in any officer involved shooting.