Grand jury says Ore. police shooting justified

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A grand jury has ruled that a police officer in the Marion County town Mount Angel was justified in shooting a suspect after a chase in June.

The man, Lloyd Schafer, was wounded and released from the hospital after two days.

The Salem Statesman Journal reports that the chase ended in a field when Schafer's pickup truck got stuck.

The district attorney's office says Schafer ran at Officer Steven McDonough, wasn't obeying commands and lunged at the officer when he fired.

The paper says the grand jury reviewed witness testimony and a recorded interview with the officer.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com