N.C. trooper fatally shoots man who pepper-sprayed him
By Marcie Young
The Charlotte Observer
CONOVER, N.C. - A Conover man was shot to death by a Highway Patrol trooper late Thursday after he fled during a traffic stop and doused the officer with pepper spray, authorities said.
Trooper J.D. Connors pulled over 30-year-old Derek Neal Bowman's truck shortly after 11:30 p.m. when he spotted the white pickup swerving and driving erratically on Lee Cline Road, authorities said.