State police say a 30-year-old man who fired on a trooper with a semi-automatic rifle along an upstate New York highway died during the shootout with the officer.
Officials say Trooper Timothy Conklin attempted to pull over a vehicle driven by Nicholas P. Philhower on Monday evening after the man’s mother reported her car was taken without permission.
Philhower drove over a median and on to State Roue 17 near Binghamton before stopping and firing at Conklin through his rear window.
Conklin returned fire as Philhower left his car and advanced, striking him several times. Conklin initially returned fire through the windshield of his troop car.
Philhower died at the scene.
Conklin was treated and released for a minor shrapnel injury to his right arm.
Police are investigating the shootout.