Highway Patrol trooper shot during North Carolina chase

Published 7:38 pm Friday, December 17, 2021

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A North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper was shot and wounded while assisting other law enforcement officers with a car chase, officials said Tuesday.

According to a preliminary investigation, Trooper Kevin E. Glenn was shot as he prepared to deploy a tire deflation device on Tuesday near the area of US 19 and Newdale Church Rd. in Yancey County.

Glenn, a nine-year veteran assigned to Mitchell County, was taken to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, a news release said. The suspect is not at large and there is no threat to the public, the patrol said without providing additional information.

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The patrol directed questions on the chase and shooting to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.