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SLC officer not justified in McDonald's shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Prosecutors say an undercover Salt Lake City police officer wasn't justified in using deadly force in an October shooting outside a McDonald's restaurant.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Prosecutors say an undercover Salt Lake City police officer wasn't justified in using deadly force in an October shooting outside a McDonald's restaurant.

An investigation announced Thursday by Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill found Officer Shane Conrad was not justified in firing his gun to get into a suspect's car, but was justified shooting rounds after that to stop the vehicle.

Conrad was investigating a prostitution case Oct. 28 when he identified suspect Dennzel Davis' car in a McDonald's parking lot.

Officials say Conrad was unable to open Davis' door by hitting the window with a gun, and he fired a shot to get inside. Davis was injured by another shot while he reversed the car toward the restaurant.

Gill is screening the case for possible charges.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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