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Prosecutor clears Wagoner police officer in deadly shooting


December 30, 2018

*WAGONER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma district attorney has cleared a Wagoner police officer in the deadly shooting of a man who acted erratically after a traffic stop last month.

The Muskogee Phoenix reports District Attorney Jack Thorp ruled the Nov. 11 shooting of 52-year-old Elisha Edward Kelley was a justified use of deadly force by Wagoner police officer Buddy Rose.

In a letter to investigators with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, Thorp wrote that Rose fired only after a series of erratic and aggressive behaviors by Kelley. Thorp says Kelley refused the officer's commands t...

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