01/20/2012

WV chief: Officers' actions in shooting 'flawless'

Chief: Officers gave suspect 'repeated verbal commands to get out of his car and put his hands up'

Kathryn Gregory
Charleston Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.V. — The actions of two police officers who shot and killed a Cross Lanes man early Tuesday morning after he was acting erratically were "flawless" in a tough situation, said South Charleston Police Brad Rinehart.

"Police often get criticized, but these officers used incredible restraint during this situation," Rinehart said of his officers.

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