Prosecutor: fatal police shooting of Ohio man, 76, justified

TWINSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors in Ohio have cleared a police officer in the fatal shooting of a 76-year-old man who was holding a loaded a handgun and had just shot his son.

The Summit County Prosecutors Office on Friday called the police shooting legally justified and appropriate.

A police officer shot and killed Charles Shaw last September in Twinsburg, southeast of Cleveland

WKYC-TV in Cleveland reports ( ) that police say Shaw had refused to put his gun down and pointed it at officers.

An earlier report from a medical examiner’s investigator says Shaw shot his son who was trying to stop his father from leaving home with a pistol and a rifle.

The report says Shaw was vowing to “do some damage” at a medical facility because he was upset about his medications.


Information from: WKYC-TV,