Yakima prosecutor clears officers in 2 shootings

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YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Yakima County Prosecutor Jim Hagarty has cleared officers involved in two shootings in Yakima and Sunnyside.

Hagarty said Tuesday that a Yakima police officer was justified on May 9 when he shot and seriously wounded an armed man outside a bank branch.

Hagarty also says four officers were justified when they fatally shot a man on April 30 in Sunnyside when he fired on officers after a car was stopped. They killed 23-year-old Jose Carlos Campuzano of Grandview.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (http://bit.ly/piI93h) Hagarty is still reviewing a May 20 fatal shooting by a Yakima SWAT team in Selah and the Aug. 3 shootout in Yakima that wounded a man armed with an assault rifle in a stolen car.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com