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Florida man charged with killing a North Carolina trooper

CANTON -- A Florida man is behind bars, charged with killing a North Carolina trooper.

According to a spokesman with the highway patrol, 24-year-old David Blanton, Jr. was shot and killed during a traffic stop on I-40 west of Asheville Tuesday night.

Authorities have charged 37-year-old Edwardo Wong, II with first degree murder.

The Florida man is in the Haywood County Jail.

 

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