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November 08, 2009
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Vegas officer's fatal shooting of teen ruled justified

Las Vegas Review-Journal

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas police officer Derek Colling faced a packed courtroom Friday and stoically explained his decision to shoot a 15-year-old boy in the head on Sept. 29.

Colling said the boy, who suffered from a mental disorder, left him with no other choice when he held a knife to his mother's throat and ignored commands to drop the weapon.

Full story: Vegas officer's fatal shooting of teen ruled justified






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