A grand jury has determined that a deputy who shot a wanted man outside a Portland fast-food restaurant was justified in doing so
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A grand jury has determined that a deputy who shot a wanted man outside a Portland fast-food restaurant was justified in doing so.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the grand jury made the determination Thursday.
Multnomah County sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Ferguson shot Vasile Manta May 14 in a Burger King parking lot after Manta allegedly backed into a sheriff’s office minivan. Manta was taken to a hospital and later booked into jail.
Manta faces 36 total counts in that incident and another alleged run-in with authorities April 30.
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Police previously said he used a minivan to ram a Gresham police officer’s vehicle in April. Police say Manta tried to fire a shotgun at the officer but the weapon jammed. When the minivan got stuck, police say Manta ran from the scene.
Manta has pleaded not guilty to 23 of the counts.
Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com