Man Shot by Trooper in Western NC - WNCT

Man Shot by Trooper in Western NC

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

 A man is recovering at a Tennessee hospital Monday after being shot by a North Carolina State Trooper.  

Around eight o'clock in the morning Monday in Cherokee County, near the Tennessee border, Trooper H-S Robertson responded to a call about a suspicious man in a parked car alongside U.S. Highway 64.  

When Robinson approached the car, he claims the man charged him. The Trooper then fired his weapon. Robinson is claiming self-defense.

The man is recovering at the hospital, Robertson suffered minor injuries and both are expected to be okay.  The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the incident.

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