Pasco police officer cleared in shooting

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PASCO, Wash. (AP) -- The Franklin County prosecutor says a Pasco police officer was justified in shooting a burglary suspect who had fired at him.

Cleared of any wrongdoing, Officer Chad Pettijon returned to work Monday.

The Tri-City Herald reports (http://bit.ly/nJh345 ) the 19-year-old suspect was hit twice in the Sept. 14 shooting. After his release from a hospital, he was jailed on an assault charge and has pleaded not guilty.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com