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Person of interest detained in State Trooper shooting

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LONG BEACH, Wash. -- A person of interest has been detained in the shooting of a Washington State Trooper.

A patrol spokesman says the person was detained early Monday morning. Investigators are now working on getting search warrants.

The State Patrol is not releasing any more information about the man as the investigation continues, but say he is worth "a closer look."

Trooper Scott Johnson was shot twice early Saturday morning, once in the head. He is recovering at a hospital in Portland.

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