The trial of a man accused of shooting a Washington state trooper last February in Long Beach is under way in Tacoma.

Forty-six-year-old Martin A. Jones of Seaview is charged with attempted murder in the attack on Trooper Scott Johnson.

He survived the shooting and is now .

Prosecutors say Johnson is certain Jones is the man who fired into the back of his head as Johnson was impounding a minivan belonging to Jones’ wife after a drunken driving stop.

The defense lawyer, David Allen, says Johnson is simply mistaken and that Jones was home at the time of the shooting.

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