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Trooper shot investigating domestic disturbance

State and local police rushed to the scene of a fatal shooting on Rt. 56 about a mile north of Potsdam shortly after 4 this afternoon. According to St. Lawrence County District Attorney Nicole Duve, a trooper who was shot in the shoulder while investigating a domestic disturbance returned fire and killed her assailant. Troopers at the roadblock near the scene confirm that a man is dead, and a female trooper was shot and airlifted to a Burlington Hospital. The trooper's name and condition have not been not released.

Duve told WWNY-TV the trooper was confronted by a man with a shotgun as she responded to a report of a domestic dispute. The man shot her, the trooper returned fire, killing the man. The man's name was not released. The incident happened around 4:20 pm. Neighbors near the scene were told to leave the area shortly before 4:30.

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