Arlington man fatally shot during traffic stop in Oregon

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Arlington man fatally shot during traffic stop in Oregon

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Associated Press

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 5 at 5:32 PM

Sisters, Oregon

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SISTERS, Ore. (AP) — A man who died after Oregon state troopers opened fire during a traffic stop near Sisters has been identified as a 34-year-old Texas resident.

Deschutes County District Attorney Patrick Flaherty on Wednesday identified the man who died last Friday as William Edward Hall. Public records show an address in Arlington, Texas.

Flaherty did not release any additional details regarding the shooting on Highway 20 and did not identify the two troopers who opened fire other than to say that one had been with the agency for 21 years and the other for 14 years. The shooting remains under investigation.

State police have said a driver displayed a gun after being stopped because of a driving complaint, then drove off. Troopers forced the man to stop again between two patrol cars. Police said two troopers fired when the driver showed the handgun again.

Sisters is 100 miles southeast of Portland.

The gunfire came just a day after a motorist died in another part of Oregon after a shootout with a trooper.

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