COCOA, Fla. – Authorities say a man got out of a truck at a central Florida gas station and shot a state Highway Patrol trooper, who returned fire, killing the man.
Cpl. David Jacobs of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office tells Florida Today (http://on.flatoday.com/1Fi9nvY ) the trooper approached the vehicle Sunday night near Cocoa to inform the driver of an equipment violation.
Jacobs says a male passenger stepped out of the truck and began firing at the trooper, striking him.
The trooper returned fire, killing the man.
Jacobs said the trooper's wounds were not life-threatening. He said it wasn't immediately clear how many shots either person fired.
Authorities said a woman in the truck was taken into custody for questioning.
Cocoa is about 45 miles southeast of Orlando.
Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), http://www.floridatoday.com