- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) - Officials say a Seaside police officer was justified in killing a man who had shot his patrol partner.

Clatsop County District Attorney Joshua Marquis said Tuesday that Sgt. Jason Goodding was shot underneath his ballistic vest Feb. 5 by Phillip Ferry as Goodding tried to arrest him on a felony warrant.

Marquis says after Goodding was shot, Officer David Davidson fired at Ferry, hitting him in the hand, arm and buttocks.

The Oregonian reports (http://goo.gl/scFlCV ) Ferry had methamphetamine, alcohol and marijuana in his system at the time.

Officials say Ferry refused to take his hands out of his pockets and told officers, “You ain’t going to like it,” before the shooting.

Marquis said Ferry was “given every opportunity” to safely surrender and instead “not only refused, but made statements that we now realize likely meant he intended to do much worse.”


Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com



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