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Man shot in White County after police chase
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What began as an attempt by Smithville Police to make a traffic stop Thursday in the City of Smithville turned tragic as the driver failed to pull over, leading authorities on a pursuit into White County before losing his life in an officer-involved shooting by White County law enforcement. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation by TBI Special Agents at the request of District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway. Preliminary reports indicate the incident began around 4:30 p.m. with an attempted traffic stop in the City of Smithville.