DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol says a trooper fatally shot a man in a fight on Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County.
The agency said Tuesday that the trooper confronted 56-year-old David Eric Ufferman of Delray Beach as he was walking on the interstate shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday.
Sgt. Mark Wysocky said in a news release that Ufferman fought the trooper, who shocked him with an electric stun gun. When that proved ineffective, according to the statement, the trooper shot Ufferman. The man died at a hospital.
Authorities didn't say why Ufferman was walking on I-95. They said the announcement was delayed while relatives were notified.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.
The trooper's name wasn't released, nor the races of those involved.