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Police: Officers won't be prosecuted in shooting

Posted at 7:38 AM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 10:38:40-04

The Flagstaff Police Department says officers won't be prosecuted in the fatal shooting of a 78-year-old man who pointed a gun at a woman and the officers during a February encounter.

A Police Department statement released Thursday says the Coconino County Attorney's Office reviewed the incident and on May 4 declined to prosecute the officers involved in the Feb. 9 shooting of John Hamilton of Flagstaff.
Police say officers shot Hamilton after he ignored repeated commands from the officers over several minutes to drop his gun and not wave it around.
No officers were injured.