Prosecutor clears Spokane officers in shooting
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Spokane County prosecutor's office has cleared Spokane police officers who killed a man Nov. 12 when he refused to drop a shotgun he had fired at a home.
The office said Wednesday that officers were justified in shooting 29-year-old Ethan Corporon of Spokane because they had a legitimate concern for their safety and the safety of others.
Corporon had fired six rounds from his shotgun and had threatened to kill people in a house when officers arrived.
Investigators determined six officers fired at him, and he was hit by two shots. Corporon had a history of mental illness.
Information from: KHQ-TV, http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3082888/