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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 08 March 2010

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A Marion County grand jury has ruled that a Salem police officer was justified to shoot a man who was running from a traffic stop.
Deputy District Attorney Don Abar tells the Statesman Journal that the jury Friday determined it was a justified us of deadly force.
Officer Vince Dawson shot and injured 22-year-old Joshua Bruce on Feb. 12. The district attorney's office says Bruce ran from the vehicle after the stop and would not show his hands when Dawson ordered him to. Dawson fired three shots, hitting Bruce once above the right knee.
Bruce was arraigned Friday on charges of attempting to elude police and possession of methamphetamine. Authorities say he also has been indicted for second-degree robbery and attempting to elude police in other incidents.


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