- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) - The Howard County prosecutor says no charges will be filed against a Kokomo police officer who fatally shot a 17-year-old girl inside a store last month.

The Kokomo Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1Ssczwx ) Prosecutor Mark McCann found that Officer Roy Smith acted reasonably and in self-defense when he shot Shelly Haendiges inside a Casey’s General Store on June 12. McCann says Smith responded with lethal force only when Haendiges aimed a weapon at him.

Smith was responding to a call that the convenience store was being robbed by a female with a handgun. It was later determined she had a pellet gun. She was shot twice.

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Information from: Kokomo Tribune, https://www.ktonline.com

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