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.