By Associated Press - Friday, June 20, 2014

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 ( ) the green circle was a “circle of truth” he thought would protect him.


Information from: KIRO-TV, htt

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