Prosecutor says Tacoma police shooting justified



TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County prosecutor says two Tacoma police officers were justified in fatally shooting a man who fired at them.

The News Tribune reports Prosecutor Mark Lindquist announced his decision Thursday on the Jan. 28 shooting.

The patrol officers noticed a man who matched the description of a car prowler.

Police say when the officers asked Robert David O’Connell for identification he pulled a handgun out of his jacket and fired once at each officer.

Neither was struck. Both returned fire and killed the 42-year-old man who also was carrying two knives.


Information from: The News Tribune,