MILFORD - Police say a state trooper fatally shot a man attempting to rob a Milford gas station on Wednesday.

Authorities say the armed suspect was holding up the Patriot Fuels convenience store at around 3 a.m. when the trooper, on routine patrol, walked in on the incident. They add that the trooper told the suspect to drop his weapon and fired upon him when he refused.

Detectives say the suspect then ran from the store and died outside.

The clerk was not hurt, but state police say the trooper suffered minor injuries. He was treated and released from a local hospital.

State troopers have yet to release the suspect's name or more information linked to the shooting.