ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. — The SBI is investigating a trooper-involved shooting on Interstate 95 in Robeson County.
The North Carolina Department of Public Safety said a member of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol was involved in a shooting just after 5 p.m. on Monday.
The department said during a roadside safety inspection of a car, the trooper was approached by an uninvolved person who was armed with a weapon.
Investigators said the trooper fired his weapon after verbal commands toward the armed individual to stop were ignored.
The department said the trooper has been placed on administrative duty pending an internal investigation which is agency protocol in any officer-involved shooting.
The SBI will now conduct an investigation.
NCDPS is not releasing the name of the trooper involved or suspect at this time.
Officials have identified the state trooper and suspect involved in Monday afternoon’s shooting in Robeson County.
Investigators say the suspect was armed with a knife and identified him as 29-year-old Justin Lee Workman of Wilmington.
Officials say Trooper Roderick McDaniel is assigned to Troop B, District 9 in Cumberland County and identified him as the trooper involved in the case.
Investigators say Trooper McDaniel is an eighteen-year-veteran of the State Highway Patrol.
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