Prosecutor: Police justified in fatal shooting of suspect

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Prosecutors say that police in Charlottesville, Virginia, were justified in the fatal shooting of a suspect on the run from a sex attack on a 72-year-old woman.

The Daily Progress reports that the Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office released its findings on Friday evening.

The report found 32-year-old J. C. Hawkins of Charlottesville twice pointed a gun at officers during a foot pursuit in which the People bathe in a river, while shouting “Kill me!”

The shooting occurred Oct. 13, when police responded to a 911 call of the attack of the victim, and saw Hawkins, who fit the victim’s description.

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