DANBURY - Police say a state trooper fatally shot a driver on I-84 in Danbury tonight. Click "NEXT" below the video player to watch Chopper 12 video of I-84 following the shooting.

Officials say state police were assisting Danbury police in a stolen car chase going eastbound on the highway when the chase turned into a foot pursuit.

Police would not give specific details, but they say a life-threatening situation ensued, forcing the trooper to shoot the motorist.

Officials say the identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The incident shut down the interstate for several hours, backing up traffic for miles.

Chopper footage of fatal shooting on I-84 in Danbury