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Friendly fire now blamed for trooper's death

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The state trooper killed Wednesday in the search for 23-year-old fugitive Travis Trim may have died from friendly fire, according to a state police spokesman.
Trim holed up inside a house in the Catskill Mountains a day after allegedly shooting and wounding another trooper.
David Brinkerhoff was in the middle of what authorities now describe as a chaotic fire fight outside the house and a bullet from a colleague's gun may be responsible for the trooper's death.
Questions - and blame - are swirling over the arrest warrant issued in December for Trim.
After being convicted in 2005 of misdemeanor charges for petit larceny, Trim violated his probation by allegedly drinking and using drugs.
St Lawrence County Probation Director Francine Perretta says no one knows where the warrant went, but it never made it to police.
Jonathan Brown asked her if this case will change the way the county handles warrants.

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