SEATTLE (AP) - The mother of the man who was shot to death by state troopers Monday evening on Interstate 5 in Seattle says he had a drug addiction and was likely going through withdrawal when he behaved erratically.
Authorities say 33-year-old Jonathan Whitehead stopped and set fire to his truck on the Ship Canal Bridge and was spray painting a green circle on the pavement when he was confronted by troopers and charged at them with a knife.
The man’s mother, Donna Buchenau, told KIRO (https://bit.ly/1kUDD69 ) the green circle was a “circle of truth” he thought would protect him.
Information from: KIRO-TV, htthttps://www.kirotv.com/index.html
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