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New Details: Tennessee Trooper Shoots Huntsville Man After Traffic Stop

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Tenn. (WHNT) – There are new details about a shooting late Monday night involving a Tennessee state trooper.  WHNT News 19 has learned the man who was shot is from Huntsville.

A TBI spokeswoman said the trooper pulled over a car on Highway 431 South in Marshall County, Tennessee after 10 p.m.  The trooper tried to arrest the driver, a man, for giving false information and not having a license.  There was also a female passenger in the car.

Walter Lee Hicks, Jr. (Photo: TBI)

The driver, Walter Lee Hicks, Jr., 52, drove off, dragging the trooper for a short distance.  The trooper managed to pull his gun and fired a shot at Hicks, hitting him in the arm.

The trooper let go, and Hicks continued on into Lincoln County where troopers had a roadblock set up.  Troopers caught him and took him to a local hospital for treatment. 

The trooper suffered minor injuries.

Hicks is charged with attempted criminal homicide.  He is being held without bond in the Marshall County Jail in Lewisburg until he has a court hearing.

Hicks lives on Mastin Lake Road in Huntsville.