DA: Lane County deputy justified in shooting



SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — The Lane County district attorney says a sheriff’s deputy was legally justified in shooting a woman who reached for a gun last week.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports (http://bit.ly/Hpxj9F ) that 31-year-old Jennifer Tucker admitted pulling out a .44-caliber revolver during a confrontation with the deputy east of Springfield. She told an investigator she had been “stupid” to do it.

Deputy Jason Wilson shot Tucker four times, striking her in the neck, chest and hand. She remains hospitalized and has not been charged with a crime in connection with the incident April 2.

District Attorney Alex Gardner said Friday that the shooting “is clearly an appropriate, lawful use of force.”