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Prosecutor: Wisconsin trooper heroic in March shootout


FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- A rookie Wisconsin state trooper who died in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect in March killed the heavily armed suspect after suffering his own fatal wound.

That's according to an investigation led by the Fond du Lac County prosecutor.

Trevor Casper was just 21 and on his first solo patrol when he came across suspect Steven Snyder. Authorities were seeking Snyder in a bank robbery and the killing of a citizen earlier in the day.

Prosecutor Eric Toney says Casper was hit by a bullet while in his car, and could have pulled away. Toney says Casper made a "heroic decision" to get out and wound up killing Snyder in the shootout.

Toney says Snyder had multiple weapons and more than 100 unfired rounds when he died.

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