High Point man shot by trooper, charged with assault

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A High Point man who was shot by a state trooper has been charged with assault.

The Greensboro News & Record reports Trooper H.S. Robertson responded to a call concerning a suspicious person in a parked vehicle on the shoulder of U.S. 64 West in Cherokee County shortly before 8 a.m. Monday.

Troopers tell the News & Record Robertson attempted to speak with the man, who was later identified as 25-year-old Dustin L. Canter, but the suspect charged toward the officer.

A struggle ensued, during which Robertson shot Canter, the paper reports.

Canter was taken to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.  His condition was not immediately known.

Robertson, who is a 12-year veteran of the N.C. Highway Patrol, suffered minor injuries, the News & Record reports.  He is being placed on administrative duty pending routine investigation.

Source: News-Record.com