Suspect arrested in Trooper shooting - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Suspect arrested in Trooper shooting

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LONG BEACH, Wash. - A 45-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a Washington State Patrol Trooper over the weekend.

Martin Jones, of Seaview, was arrested in Long Beach overnight and booked in Pacific County Jail in South Bend on attempted murder and assault charges in the shooting of Trooper Scott Johnson.

Johnson was shot early Saturday morning while taking inventory on a car that was about to be towed. A man walked up and spoke with Johnson before firing two shots at the trooper's head, a WSP release said.

Investigators are now seeking search warrants for locations that may be relevant to the case.

At last check, Johnson was in good condition at Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland. Trooper Krista Hedstrom said Monday he's still in good spirits and doing well.

Anyone with information is asked to call WSP at 1-800-283-7808 in Washington or 1-360-405-6650 for those living outside the state.

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