Trooper shot after chase in North Carolina; suspect dead after crash

State - Regional

BURNSVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – A North Carolina state trooper was shot Tuesday afternoon in Yancey County, North Carolina, after a chase.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Glenn

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the chase started in Mitchell County and ended in Yancey County.

The highway patrol said Trooper Kevin Glenn was shot while he trying to put out a tire deflation device about 4:25 p.m. in the area of Highway 19 and Newdale Church Road in Yancey County. He was airlifted to an area hospital with serious injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.

Glenn is a nine-year veteran of the state highway patrol assigned to Mitchell County.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the suspect died after a crash.

Highway 19 was blocked in both directions in the area, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation into the chase and shooting.

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