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Man's fatal shooting by Fulton officer ruled justified

Added 02-24-20 06:03:02pm EST - “A Fulton police officer reasonably believed he was in danger of being injured or killed when he fatally shot a driver on Dec. 30, a special prosecutor has ruled.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Man’s fatal shooting by Fulton officer ruled justified”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

FULTON, Mo. (AP) - A Fulton police officer reasonably believed he was in danger of being injured or killed when he fatally shot a driver on Dec. 30, a special prosecutor has ruled.

Special prosecutor Stephen Sokoloff said in a report released Monday that Cody McCaulou, 25, was accelerating toward the officer when he was shot. The officer fired after determining that he could not make it to his cruiser before the car hit him, the report says.

The shooting happened after an officer tried to pull McCaulou over on a street in front of McIntire Elementary School.

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When the shooting happened, the vehicle was no more than 6 feet from the officer and accelerating, Sokoloff wrote.

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