Three tense minutes: Calif. cop tells of chance encounter with armed fugitives

Oregon residents David Joseph Pedersen, 31, and Holly Ann Grigsby, 24, were wanted for first-degree murder


By Ashley Gebb
San Jose Mercury News

PORTLAND, Ore. — As he stood waiting for backup, holding the couple at gunpoint, Terry Uhrich watched the two murder suspects exchange a kiss. And the worst-case scenario flashed through the mind of the California Highway Patrol officer.

"You don't know if it's, 'We're going to jail, let's kiss each other while we can,' or 'Let's kiss because we are going to get out and do this thing,'" he said. "It could have gone way more south."

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