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NH AG: Woman Fled Police Before Fatal Shooting

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A woman was shot and killed by police in Manchester, NH. (WBZ-TV photo)

A woman was shot and killed by police in Manchester, NH. (WBZ-TV photo)

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a state trooper shot a woman four times after she fled a traffic stop, and one shot to the chest killed her.

Attorney General Joseph Foster says 45-year-old Wendy Lawrence of Canterbury was stopped at 6:30 p.m. Monday on I-89 in Bow. The trooper returned to his cruiser and verified that her license was suspended.

While he was in the car, Lawrence drove off. The trooper chased her briefly then stopped the pursuit.

Foster says the trooper spotted her car again at the end of I-89 where she almost hit a person then took off down I-93.

Several troopers joined in and tried to stop Lawrence at an intersection in Manchester. That’s when a trooper opened fire. The circumstances that led to the shooting are still under investigation.

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