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Trial begins against man shot in officer-involved shooting

A trial is now underway against a man who was shot in an officer-involved shooting in September of 2016.

Posted: Dec 5, 2017 5:13 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The trial has begun against a man shot in a 2016 officer-involved shooting.

Edgar Rodriguez is facing charges of unlawful use of a weapon. Police said Rodriguez called 911 after a fight broke out at his apartment.

When officers arrived, they said the former Oregon National Guard member was outside, holding a gun and he wouldn't drop it.

Police said shots were fired and Rodriguez was hit.

The district attorney ruled the shooting was justified.

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