- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A prosecutor says he won’t file charges against Benton County sheriff’s deputies and a Cave Springs police officer who fired several shots during a drug sting in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Rogers in April.

Benton County prosecuting attorney Nathan Smith says he determined that the officers’ actions in the incident were justifiable.

Smith says that before the shooting, one of the deputies was hit by a suspect’s car. He says Deputy Matthew Nading tried to lawfully arrest a suspect, who refused to cooperate.

Arkansas State Police officials investigated the shooting and reported their findings to Smith.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1UdU8fn ) couldn’t reach Benton County Sheriff Meyer Gilbert or Cave Springs Police Chief Joe Powell for comment.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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