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State trooper shoots and kills man who fired at him

Early-morning incident in Jeffersonville
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Posted at 8:48 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 21:32:46-04

JEFFERSONVILLE -- A man who allegedly shot at an Indiana State Police trooper in southern Indiana is dead.

The incident happened early Wednesday in Jeffersonville. According to state police, a trooper made a traffic stop on a car with no taillights and found two people in the vehicle. It appeared the female driver was having a medical issue of some sort and the trooper called for an ambulance.

The ISP report says the male passenger in the car then pulled out a handgun and fired at the trooper, who was not hit.

The trooper returned fire and struck 27-year-old Malcom Xavier Ray Williams of neighboring Clarksville.

Williams was rushed to a Louisville hospital where he was pronounced dead. The female driver was not injured.

ISP detectives from the Versailles district are investigating the shooting. The Jeffersonville Police Department assisted units at the scene.