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Suspect in WSP shooting from Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--  We're learning more and more about the Kennewick man arrested for shooting a Washington State trooper.

45-year-old Martin Jones is accused of trying to kill a trooper in Long Beach over the weekend.

Jones grew up in Kennewick and attended Kennewick High school in the early 1980s.

His family didn't want to go on camera, but they said Jones was a bail bondsman in the Tri-Cities for many years and was still active with local Jehovah's Witnesses.

They said he left a few years ago to Couer d'Alene, Idaho, and then to work as a crane operator in Portland.

State troopers are still trying to piece together why he may have tried to kill Trooper Scott Johnson during a traffic stop on Saturday.

Yesterday Jones was arrested on assault and attempted murder charges.

His family says they last saw him a week ago and said he was very good and have no idea why he might have been involved.