Man dead after traffic stop by Columbia cops

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating after a man died of a gunshot wound after a traffic stop in Columbia.

Boone County Sheriff Sgt. Scott White says the confrontation began Wednesday afternoon when Columbia police pulled over a car.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2jMIKx8 ) White said two females got out of the vehicle and police fired at the car after they heard a gunshot.

He says investigators are trying to determine whether officers shot the man or if he suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

No officers were injured.

White did not release the names or ages of anyone involved.

The Columbia police department asked the patrol to conduct the investigation.