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DEADLY END: Speeding Traffic Stop Turns into Shootout With Kids Caught in Crossfire

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October 04, 2013 AT 1:12 PM
A routine traffic stop in Oregon ended in a terrifying shootout. A dash cam video from an Oregon state trooper’s cruiser shows the whole event unfold. John Van Allen, an Army reservist, was on a road trip with three of his kids when he was pulled over by Trooper Matt Zistel. Van Allen exits his vehicle and Zistel orders him to get back in... then Van Allen draws his weapon and opens fire. Trooper Zistel was struck but ok and fired back striking Van Allen in the chest. Van Allen takes off in his car but was found dead half a mile away, his kids still inside the car. Officials ruled Zistel was justified in the shooting.