- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WINFIELD, Kan. (AP) - A south-central Kansas prosecutor is preparing to report on the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man by a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop.

The Arkansas City Traveler reports (https://bit.ly/1uU5D0p ) that Cowley County Attorney Chris Smith will release his decision Friday on whether the shooting of Tayler Rock was justified.

Rock, of Arkansas City, was shot several times May 31 after the deputy pulled him over on U.S. 166 near Dexter for a traffic violation. The Cowley County sheriff has said Rock tried to drive away, dragging the deputy through a ditch and running him over.

Rock was pronounced dead at a hospital. The deputy was treated for injuries to his lower legs.

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Information from: The Arkansas City (Kan.) Traveler, https://www.arkcity.net

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