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Motorist fatally shoots passenger who stabbed him along Lincoln County highway

July 31, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Authorities on Friday identified the dead man as 54-year-old Stephen Troy Johnson.

UPDATED at 9:30 a. m. Friday with name and photo of man shot to death, additional details. LINCOLN COUNTY — A motorist on Tuesday night fatally shot a passenger in his car after the passenger stabbed him in the neck when the driver pulled over to the side of a rural highway, authorities said.

Sheriff's Lt. Andy Binder said Johnson was riding in a car with a male driver and a female passenger.

Johnson asked the driver to stop the car so he could urinate along the highway. The driver obliged and Johnson and the woman got out of the car.

When the driver began to get out of the car, too, Johnson stabbed him in the back of the neck "without provocation," police said.

The driver had a handgun and shot Johnson, Binder said.

Binder said the woman corroborated the driver's account.

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