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Driver with meth lab shoots himself in head during traffic stop, police say

Indiana State Police said a DeKalb County man was clinging to life this morning after shooting himself in the head while stopped by a trooper in Fort Wayne.

Trooper Caleb Anderson stopped a 1995 Dodge Intrepid at Maplecrest and Stellhorn roads for an equipment violation about 2:20 a.m., according to a written statement from the state police.

It said Trenton James Stuller, 24, of Auburn, pulled the car into the parking lot of the Walgreen's at the northwest corner of the intersection and handed Anderson an identification card for someone with a different name.

It said Stuller was asked to step out of the car, but instead grabbed a handgun from under his right leg and shot himself in the head.

State police said Stuller was rushed to Parkview Hospital where he was last listed in critical condition and that Anderson was not injured.

The statement said a methamphetamine lab was found under the front passenger seat.