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Culpeper County deputy cleared in fatal shooting

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 2:18pm  ET

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) -- An investigation has determined that the fatal shooting of a man by a Culpeper County sheriff's deputy was justified.

The Virginia State Police conducted the investigation of the April 12 incident.

Police say Deputy Patrick Cooper shot 59-year-old Harold Lee Daniels of Rapidan after Daniels pointed a gun at several deputies. The deputies were attempting to arrest Daniels after his vehicle was clocked going more than 100 mph. A deputy conducting the speed checks attempted to stop Daniels and he fled.

Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins tells The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/19QlmlR ) that he was notified of the investigation's findings on Monday.

Cooper returned to work Monday after being on paid administrative leave since the shooting.

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Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/


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