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Trial begins for former corrections officer accused of shooting Amherst cop

The charges against Martin Robinson stretch back to May 2018 when officer Eugene Ptacek was shot during a 12-hour standoff.
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LORAIN, Ohio — Opening statements took place Thursday morning in the case of Martin Robinson who is accused of shooting an Amherst police officer last year.

The charges against Robinson stretch back to May 2018 when officer Eugene Ptacek was shot during a 12-hour standoff.

You can re-watch Thursday morning's statements below:

It happened as authorities were trying to execute a warrant at Robinson’s home regarding weapons violations.

Robinson, who was also shot in the standoff, is a former corrections officer.

Officer Ptacek survived his injuries and was released from the hospital in July.

Photo of Amherst Police Patrolman Eugene Ptacek. Photo from Amherst Police Department