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A Michigan state trooper fatally shot during a traffic stop was the victim of a “senseless incident,” Gov. Rick Snyder said Tuesday.

Trooper Paul Butterfield of the Hart post was shot in Mason County on Monday night. Butterfield stopped a vehicle at 6:20 p.m. in Sherman Township and three minutes later a motorist called 911 to report that a trooper had been shot in the head. Butterfield died during emergency surgery at Munson Medical Center, the Michigan State Police said in a news release.

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