Troopers shoot Statesville man after pursuit

Three North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers are on leave while state police investigate the shooting of a man during a confrontation following an attempted traffic stop in Iredell County.

Highway Patrol Sgt. Michael Baker said in a news release that troopers Courtney Richmond, John Chapman and Ryan Goodin are on leave during the investigation.

Steven P. Little, 30, of Statesville was shot and wounded after leading troopers on a pursuit into Davie County, outside Winston-Salem, on Sunday afternoon, the release said.

Little is wanted on 14 felony charges in Iredell County, according to the Highway Patrol.

Baker said the chase started when Little refused to stop for a trooper in Iredell County. The pursuit crossed into Davie County and resulted in an armed confrontation with troopers.

Little was taken to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, WCNC reported.

Associated Press