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Federal Officer Faces Charges After Being Shot By Trooper

Posted at 1:01 PM, Dec 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-05 13:01:59-05

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Louisiana State Police say a federal law enforcement officer shot by a state trooper over the weekend faces an aggravated assault charge when he gets out of the hospital.

Meanwhile, a lawyer for the officer tells New Orleans news outlets that he pulled his gun because he was being followed by a group of juveniles early Sunday.

Elizabeth Carpenter says her client, 44-year-old Ronald Martin of Fort Knox, Kentucky, never heard a warning before being shot and didn’t realize he was shot by a trooper until investigators came to the hospital.

A state police news release says the uniformed trooper repeatedly identified himself as a law officer and fired only after Martin, a civilian agent with the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command, pointed the gun at him.

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