- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A judge has rejected the state’s motion to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit in connection to a Grants Pass man who was shot by Oregon State Police troopers.

The Daily Courier reports (https://is.gd/267Mya ) that on Tuesday Josephine County Circuit Court Judge Pat Wolke ruled that the lawsuit pertaining to Robert Box’s May 2015 death will go forward.

Troopers Gregor Smyth and Heather West had been called to Box’s house following a report that Box had assaulted his wheelchair-bound daughter. Police say Box had walked close to the officers with a loaded handgun in his pocket, then pulled it out and pointed it at them.

Smyth and West fired a total of 11 rounds at Box.

The officers were found to be justified in the fatal shooting.

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Information from: Daily Courier, https://www.thedailycourier.com


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