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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Soldier opens fire on trooper during traffic stop

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OREGON -

A trooper’s dash cam captures a harrowing traffic stop in Oregon.

34-yr.-old John Van Allen, a military veteran, was on a road trip with his three children.

You can see in the video how Allen gets out of his car wearing military fatigues with one hand behind his back.  The trooper repeatedly asks Allen to get back in his car before Allen opens fire.  The trooper returned fire, hitting Allen, who then got back in his car and drove off.

Police say Allen was found dead half-a-mile down the road with a single gunshot wound to his chest.

The children were not harmed.

The district attorney ruled the trooper's use of deadly force was justified.

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