Trooper cleared after shooting man in Gastonia during traffic stop

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GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - A trooper accused of shooting a man in Gastonia during a traffic stop has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

Trooper Christopher Wade shot Jeremy Lewis last month, troopers said.

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The district attorney said Lewis tried to pin Trooper Wade between the patrol car and his vehicle in order to get away.

Lewis has been indicted on assault charges, the Gaston Gazette reported.