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Deadly force by Va. police officer ruled justified

Saturday - 8/24/2013, 11:00am  ET

AFTON, Va. (AP) -- The fatal shooting June 8 of a 21-year-old man by Albemarle County police has been deemed justified.

The Daily Progress ( ) reports that the conclusion was announced Friday by Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney Denise Lunsford.

Gregory Allen Rosson Jr. was shot six times after police responded to a 911 call and found a woman in Rosson's chokehold and gasping for breath. Police said when Rosson was ordered to release the woman, he began punching her in the head, then dropped her and raced toward the officer.

Rosson was shot five times in the chest and once in the neck.

Lunsford said the officer was confronted with a situation that could have resulted in his death or injury.


Information from: The Daily Progress,

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