Police Cleared In Fatal Clay Center Shooting

By: AP
By: AP

CLAY CENTER, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says Clay Center police officers used justifiable force when they fatally shot a 66-year-old man on June 14.

Two law enforcement officers who responded to a domestic dispute shot Ronald Hughes after he pointed a gun at them. The gun turned out to be plastic.

Clay County officials say charges would not be filed against the police officer involved in the shooting, who returned to work last week after a mandatory leave.

A Clay County sheriff's deputy involved in the shooting also has been cleared to return to work.

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