Trooper Pulls Over Veteran With Kids in Car, Veteran Opens Fire
Video was just released after public records request
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Oct 4, 2013 1:06 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Newly released video shows a scary gun battle as an Oregon State Trooper pulls over a military veteran. The shootout happened in late August about 100 miles east of Portland as a trooper pulled over 34-year-old John Van Allen II. Allen shot the trooper in his left side as patrol car dash cam captured everything. Investigators say the trooper returned fire hitting Allen in the chest. Troopers found Allen half a mile farther down the road dead from his bullet wound.

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HonkUSA
Oct 6, 2013 7:59 AM CDT
Sign of the times . I guess the NRA also believes that 'Any Publicity ' is GOOD PUBLICITY . By the way "GOOD SHOT Cop" !.
793tango
Oct 5, 2013 1:42 PM CDT
So much for 'an armed society is a polite society.'
PaulUK2901
Oct 5, 2013 12:22 PM CDT
When anyone having a psychotic episode can have ready access to a gun, this sort of incident is bound to keep happening. At least, the vet got out of his car, so the children weren't in the line of fire.