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Travis Trim, age 23 (Photo provided by NYS Police)
Travis Trim, age 23 (Photo provided by NYS Police)

North Country man targeted by statewide manhunt following trooper shooting

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A North Country man has been accused of killing one New York state police officer and wounding two others in the Catskills region. The hunt for suspect Travis Trim of North Lawrence in St. Lawrence County started yesterday after Trooper Matthew Gombosi was shot during a traffic stop. This morning, two more state troopers who had been searching for Trim were shot. State police now say one of them, 29-year-old David Brinkerhoff, has since died. The other, Richard Matteson, was transferred to an Albany hospital. There's no word on his condition. Travis Trim is also alleged to have stolen a van in Canton over the weekend. As David Sommerstein reports, state police in the North Country are involved in the investigation.

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Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff, 29 (photo provided by NYS police)

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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