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Police: teen suspect killed in officer-involved shooting

DOVER, Del. – Delaware State Police say a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed by a soldier in an exchange of gunfire during a traffic stop.

The police said a soldier stopped a car in Dover shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday. According to the police, the passenger in the front seat of the car pulled out a gun as the trooper approached the vehicle. She said the 16-year-old was killed when he and the trooper exchanged gunfire. The boy died after being taken to an area hospital.

The 18-year-old driver was shot in his leg, and was treated and released from the hospital. A 15-year-old passenger was not injured. The trooper was not injured.

No additional details were immediately released.

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