MEDFORD — A trooper who feared for his life shot two men inside a car he had pulled over early Friday in Medford, according to State Police.
The men shot on Route 16 (Mystic Valley Parkway) just after 2 a.m. were taken to the hospital with what were described as non-life threatening injuries. Their names were not immediately released.
The unnamed trooper attempted to pull over the vehicle for traffic infractions, according to a State Police spokesman. Those infractions were not specified, but police said they expect to charge the men. Per protocol, the trooper has been put on paid leave pending the investigation.
State Police tweeted at about 7 a.m. that Route 16 had reopened. The 1-mile stretch that was closed is heavily traveled and dips underneath Interstate 93.