Richland officers cleared in fatal shootout
Friday, August 19, 2011
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- The Benton County prosecutor has cleared four Richland police officers who killed a man in a shootout.
Prosecutor Andy Miller said Thursday the officers were justified in firing on 27-year-old James Dean Schultz on June 5 after he fired two shots at them from a stolen car.
Schultz was wanted at the time on arrest warrants accusing him of burglary and theft. An autopsy showed he had used methamphetamine.
Information from: KNDO-TV, http://www.kndo.com/