5 accused of assistance in WSP trooper’s killing

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PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — Five people are accused of rendering criminal assistance in Thursday’s shooting death of Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Radulescu (rad-ihl-EHS’-kyoo) near Gorst.

Four of them are schedule to make court appearances Monday afternoon in Port Orchard. The Kitsap County sheriff’s office says they include an 18-year-old woman who was a passenger in the pickup truck driven by Joshua Blake when he was pulled over.

The sheriff’s office says others were at an address where Blake abandoned the truck after the shooting. They are a 26-year-old woman, a 30-year-old man, and a 37-year-old man. All were arrested Friday.

Blake’s former girlfriend, 32-year-old Jessi Leigh Foster, was arrested Thursday after he shot and killed himself. She’s accused of trying to help him flee. She appeared in court Friday.