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Trooper Justified in Shooting Kidnapping Suspect

May 16, 2012

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. — A judge ruled the trooper who shot a man holding a kidnapped woman hostage was justified.

Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Casey Codding — part of the SWAT team — shot Alberto Martinez after a standoff.

It was after this the officers were able to take Martinez into custody.

He faces kidnapping, rape, sodomy, assault and menacing charges.

Martinez was recently released from prison in Umatilla County for similar charges.

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