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Minnesota Suspect Reportedly Admits: "We Smoked That Cop"

May 04, 2010  | 

Sgt. Joseph Bergeron, 49, was still belted in his squad car when Jason J. Jones shot him once in the head, according to the criminal complaint. Hours later, a St. Paul police officer fatally shot Jones after the suspect smashed him in the face with a cloth-wrapped bolt while being frisked.

Martin also had fled the murder scene and two people who allegedly helped him were arrested Monday as the case expanded.

At a one-minute arraignment hearing Monday, Martin's bail was set at $2 million. Wearing a Kevlar ballistic vest over his bare chest, Martin was also charged with kidnapping for his part in an alleged car jacking that set off Saturday's deadly series of shootings. Although the complaint makes it clear Martin did not shoot Bergeron, the case still may go to a grand jury for possible charges of first-degree murder of a police officer.

"Under the law, he is equally culpable as if he had pulled the trigger," Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner said.

According to the charges, Martin told Lentz: "We jacked that guy and we smoked that cop."

Read Full Story at StarTribune.com

Tags: Cop Killers, St. Paul (Minn.) PD, Maplewood (Minn.) PD, Assaults on Officers


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