A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper just three months out of the academy and working his "dream job" died in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect, who was also believed to have killed a motorist.

The suspect, whom the state Department of Justice identified as Steven Timothy Snyder, also died in the shooting Tuesday evening in Fond du Lac, in eastern Wisconsin.

A patrol bulletin to law enforcement agencies identified the trooper as Trevor Casper, 21.

The bulletin said Casper joined the patrol in July in a class of recruits who completed training in December.

- AP