Police-involved shooting on LI

September 13, 2009 5:59:21 PM PDT
A New York State police trooper has shot and killed a driver following an altercation on a suburban parkway. Police say the trooper was taken to a nearby hospital with a head injury following Sunday's deadly shooting on the Robert Moses Causeway. The Long Island parkway connects West Islip to barrier beach islands to the south.

Sgt. Jim Needam said that the trooper is in stable condition.

He says the trooper was pursuing the suspect until they came to a stop around 3:15 p.m. on the parkway over Captree Island. There was some type of confrontation, and the trooper opened fire.

The man died on the parkway.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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