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No Charges against St. Paul Officers in Fatal 2017 Shooting

No Charges against St. Paul Officers in Fatal 2017 Shooting

Created: August 09, 2018 02:25 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A prosecutor says no charges will be filed against two St. Paul police officers who fatally shot a man in October.

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Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said Thursday that the use of deadly force by Officers Jordan Wild and Daniel Gleason was justified.

Both officers fired their guns during a confrontation and exchange of gunfire with 28-year-old Phumee Lee on Oct. 5. Authorities say Lee had just held a woman and children at gunpoint and had fired a gun inside the home in St. Paul's Dayton's Bluff neighborhood.

Video from a resident's security camera shows Lee walking toward the officers and pointing an object at officers. The video shows a flash coming from the object immediately before he falls onto the street.

Police recovered a handgun near Lee's body.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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