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DA clears cop in shooting knife-wielding man

By Greg Goss
The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — The District Attorney's Office has concluded that a police officer was justified in using deadly force in January against a drunk, knife-wielding man who stabbed the officer's police dog several times.

A letter issued Wednesday by District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis cleared Officer Lawrence Adair, who fired one shot from his .45-caliber pistol at Patrick Loren Gautier outside a Talmadge motel.

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