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Protest Shooting Suspect Fired After Confrontation

(Portland, OR) -- Court documents are revealing new details about what led to a shooting Saturday night near Portland's Normandale Park where a woman was killed and five other people were wounded. The suspect, 43-year-old Benjamin Smith, lives in a nearby apartment and confronted the protesters yelling at them. They told him to leave and when one of them pushed him he opened fire killing one woman and wounding four others. Smith stopped shooting when he was shot in the hip by a protester. Smith is charged with murder and attempted murder.

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