Deputy cleared in fatal shooting at Buckley motelMarch 19, 2014 @ 5:50 am
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Pierce County prosecutor says a deputy was justified in fatally shooting a suspect last August at a Buckley motel.
Prosecutor Mark Lindquist says 28-year-old Justin Michael Linn had a violent history and posed a serious danger. He was accused of shooting a homeowner during a residential burglary in July.
When deputies tried to arrest him at the motel they say he ran. He was shot by a deputy who believed Linn was pulling a handgun from his waistband. Linn was not armed, although a handgun was found in his motel room.
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