- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

PASCO, Wash. (AP) - An investigation has found that a Benton County sheriff’s deputy was justified in fatally shooting a man outside his Pasco home last summer.

The Tri-City Herald says (https://goo.gl/VHR1xH ) a team of officers from other police agencies investigated the July 9 shooting. It found that the deputy, who is also with the Tri-City Regional SWAT Team, acted properly.

Rick Howard was shot and killed after a four-hour standoff. Authorities say the 49-year-old was intoxicated and fired more than 60 rounds at officers.

The decision was announced Friday.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, https://www.tri-cityherald.com

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