82nd Airborne soldier shot by trooper during confrontation, officials confirm


A North Carolina state trooper shot a motorcyclist who ran into him on Saturday, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.

Trooper B.P. Daniel tried to stop motorcyclist for a speeding violation on U.S. 64 in Tyrrell County Saturday afternoon.

The motorcyclist, who the Highway Patrol identified as Braden Bago, 19, of Fort Bragg, did not stop, and Daniel chased the motorcycle down a dead-end road.

Fort Bragg officials confirm Bago is a member of the 82nd Airborne. 

Daniel left his vehicle in an attempt to stop the motorcycle.

The Highway Patrol said Daniel told Bago to stop multiple times.


Instead, Bago drove his motorcycle at Daniel, the Highway Patrol said. 

Daniel fired at Bago, hitting Bago just before being struck by the motorcycle.

Daniel was taken to Vidant Beaufort Hospital with minor injuries and has been released. 

Bago was taken to Vidant Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

He has been released and is in the Pitt County Detention Center.

He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault causing physical injury to a law enforcement officer and felony flee to elude arrest.

An SBI investigation into the incident in ongoing, which is protocol for all the Highway Patrol involved shootings. 

Daniel is a 16-year veteran, assigned to Troop A, District 4.


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