- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - The Scott County attorney says five Davenport officers acted correctly in a shooting last month that left a man dead.

The Quad-City Times reports (https://bit.ly/1tAa3gW ) that Scott County Attorney Mike Walton on Thursday cleared the officer in the death of 54-year-old James A. Cave.

Cave died Sept. 22 when he was hit numerous times by police after pointing a loaded gun at officers.

Walton says detective Erin Pape, Cpl. Seth Farley and officers Nathan Kelling, Bryan Grothus and Matthew Lovelady acted properly. Since the shooting, they have been on administrative leave.

The shooting followed a three-hour standoff with officers, who repeatedly called on Cave to put his gun down.

Walton says that because Cave was holding a gun, officers had few options.


Information from: Quad-City Times, https://www.qctimes.com

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