Dash cam: Soldier opens fire on cop

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 7:23am

Police in Oregon released dashcam footage on Thursday of a harrowing traffic stop.

This was the scene from the State Patrol care back on August 29th, when State Trooper Matthew Zistel pulled over 24 year-old John Van Allen, a military veteran.

Allen was on a road trip with his three children, each between the ages of 10 and 15.

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 and then, he opens fire.

The trooper returned fire, hitting Allen, who then got back in his car and drove off.

According to a press release from Sherman County District Attorney, Allen was found dead half-mile down the road with a single gunshot would to the chest.

The children were not harmed, State Trooper Zistel was shot on the right side of the chest, but he did not suffer serious injuries

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

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