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Arizona officer cleared in killing Boise man

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Posted at 12:23 PM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 14:23:38-04

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Coconino County Attorney’s Office in Arizona has concluded a Flagstaff officer was justified in fatally shooting a Boise, Idaho, man who attacked him with knives.

Flagstaff police said Wednesday that a Coconino County Attorney’s Office’s report determined prosecutors won’t pursue criminal charges against Officer Tyler Romney in connection with the February 2019 shooting of 47-year-old Henry Harold Russell.

Officials say they came to the conclusion after reviewing Romney’s body camera.

Authorities say Russell approached two officers with a knife in each hand. The officers were leaving a community mental health center on an unrelated call.

Police say Romney ordered Russell to drop the knives. Officials says Romney then fired his weapon, hitting Russell

Russell was transported to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

(from Associated Press)