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Man kills self during traffic stop in Vance County

Posted May 29, 2011 11:32 a.m. EDT

— A man shot and killed himself Saturday after being pulled over by a state trooper in Vance County, according to the state Highway Patrol.

A trooper stopped a white Buick that he had clocked speeding along Tungsten Mine Road, near N.C. Highway 39, around 5:45 p.m., authorities said.

When the trooper approached the car, the driver showed a gun, troopers said. The trooper retreated to his cruiser to call for back-up.

The driver then shot and killed himself, troopers said.