CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Soldier opens fire on trooper during traffic stop
By Andrea Blanford, Morning Edition Anchor - email
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.
Authorities are expected to release the results of autopsies on the two bodies recovered from the fiery crash that killed "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend.
"Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was killed by injuries from both the impact and subsequent fire when the Porsche his friend was driving smashed into a light pole and tree, according to an autopsy released Wednesday.