- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Deschutes County District Attorney Patrick Flaherty has determined a Bend police officer was justified in shooting an unarmed man.

KTVZ-TV reports that (https://bit.ly/19vmOPT) 31-year-old Tyler Keinonen (KEN’-uh-nen) was shot when officers investigated a report of suspicious activity at a house raided earlier on Nov. 22 in a drug and stolen trailer investigation.

Officer Erick Supplee (SUPP’-lee) was behind the house in the dark with a police dog to guard against people running out.

Supplee told investigators he saw a man sneaking around the house with a smartphone in one hand and a “bulge” in the other, and thought the man was pointing a gun at him.

Flaherty said the officer “reasonably believed” his life was in danger and the shooting was justified.


Information from: KTVZ-TV, https://www.ktvz.com/

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