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Trooper Injured Following Pursuit Of Robbery Suspects

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WESTBROOK, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut State Police say a trooper and a robbery suspect have been wounded and a second suspect killed when a car chase ended in a crash and shootout.

Police said the suspects fled a reported armed robbery at a Days Inn on Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook on Monday afternoon. Old Saybrook police pursued them and the state trooper came to assist. Police said his car collided with the suspects’ car on Route 153 in Westbrook, and they exchanged gunfire.

Police said the trooper was driven to Shoreline Medical Center with severe but non-life threatening injuries.

One of the suspects was pronounced dead at Shoreline. The second suspect was taken by helicopter to Hartford Hospital with severe injuries.

Police said the road remained closed Monday night for the investigation.

No names were released.

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