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Man ID'd in fatal Md. police shooting in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA9) -- The man who was shot and killed Monday by a Maryland State trooper in Frederick after he rammed a police officer with his car has been identified.

State police say Kevin Brunson was driving a vehicle that had been stolen in Baltimore the night before when troopers attempted to arrest him in a parking lot outside a gas station. Brunson was the suspect in that armed robbery, police said.

According to police, Brunson was trying to leave the parking lot when he rammed a Frederick police car with a stolen Lincoln Navigator. Brunson then got out of his car and refused orders to put up his hands when he reportedly pulled his hands out of his pockets and lunged at a trooper, who shot and killed him.

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Investigators recovered a folding knife with a four-inch blade was recovered from the scene that is believed to have belonged to Brunson. The victim in the robbery said Brunson threatened him with a gun, but investigators did not recover a gun at the scene in Frederick.  

An autopsy found that Brunson was shot four times in the torso.

Maryland State Police are continuing their investigation.

Photos from the shooting

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