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Man accused of shooting DPS trooper in 2014 faces June trial

Man accused of shooting DPS trooper in 2014 faces June trial

PHOENIX (AP) – A man accused of shooting an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper in the face will stand trial this summer.

Ramon Bueno’s trial is expected to start June 6 in Maricopa County Superior Court.

DPS trooper James Casey was on patrol near Interstate 17 in October 2014 when he pulled over a vehicle with heavily tinted windows, which is a felony in Arizona.

While Casey was questioning the driver, authorities say Bueno opened fire from the back seat of the vehicle.

Authorities say the 40-year-old Bueno was arrested in the case after a weeklong manhunt.

He pleaded not guilty in November 2014 to attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and drug charges.

Casey recovered from his injuries and returned to duty in July 2015.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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