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Prosecutor: Fatal shooting by Lawrence police was justified


December 2, 2022

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Three Lawrence police officers who shot and killed a man in October will not face charges because their actions were legally justified, Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez announced Thursday

The officers shot Michael Scott Blanck, 43, at his father's home on Oct. 2 after he pointed a gun at them, according to a Kansas Bureau of Investigation report.

Officers responded to Blanck's father's home after receiving a call that Blanck was inside after breaking a window. broken window. At the time, Blanck was under bond restrictions from two pending criminal case...

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