source: Kansas City Star
published: 14 October 2014
A Kansas county attorney on Tuesday declared the use of deadly force by officers in the recent shooting of a teenager to have been justified.
Several police officers and sheriff’s deputies shot and killed Joseph Jennings, 18, in the parking lot of an Ottawa store on Aug. 23.
Jennings had been pacing back and forth before he pulled what several officers thought was a firearm from his waistband and pointed it at them, according to a review released Tuesday. The officers then shot Jennings.
Franklin County Attorney Stephen Hunting declared the use of deadly force to have been “lawful and justified.”
Fatal police shooting of Ottawa teen ruled justified
14 October 2014