- Associated Press - Saturday, October 25, 2014

TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A coroner’s jury in central Illinois has ruled that an Illinois State Police SWAT team was justified in shooting and killing a man who had fired on officers during a standoff in July.

Josh A. Edwards was killed in the exchange of gunfire at a home in rural Pana.

The standoff began when authorities responded to a report of an armed man.

Police say Edwards shot a Pana officer before fleeing to the home’s roof. Officers negotiated with him for several hours. He allegedly set the roof ablaze before firing at members of the state police’s tactical unit. Those officers returned fire, killing Edwards.

The (Springfield) State Journal Register reports (https://bitly.com/1wqM5VO ) that a Christian County coroner’s jury ruled this week that the shooting death of the 25-year-old man was justifiable.

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Information from: The State Journal-Register, https://www.sj-r.com

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