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Trooper shot in Preble County

  On July 27, 1997 Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper Angela R. Watson, 26, was shot along Interstate 70 in Preble County after she stopped to question a hitchhiker.
  According to the patrol the hitchhiker, identified as George M. Snyder, fired several shots at her with a .44 handgun.
  Watson returned fire and Snyder was killed. Although initial reports assumed Watson fired the shot that killed Snyder, medical examiners later determined that Snyder killed himself with a shot to the head after having been wounded by Watson.
  

Selected Dayton Daily News stories:

"TROOPER SHOT; HITCHHIKER SLAIN IN SHOOTOUT"
7-28-1997, by James Cummings
and Wendy Hundley

TROOPER SHOOTING
SLAIN MAN WAS ILL
Friends said the 30-year-old suffered bouts of paranoia and depression.
Published: Tuesday, July 29, 1997 Page: 1A
By Wendy Hundley, Shannon Joyce and Jim Bebbington DAYTON DAILY NEWS

"TROOPER DIDN'T FIRE FATAL SHOT"
7-30-1997, by Wendy Hundley

"DISTRESS RADIO CALL RELEASED"
8-1-1997, by Wendy Hundley

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Ohio State Highway Patrol
www.odn.ohio.gov/ohp/

File Created: 8-1-1997