- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors in Manhattan have found that four New York City police officers who fatally shot an armed robbery suspect last year did so lawfully.

The results of a grand jury investigation into Scott Kato’s May 2014 death released Wednesday found the officers fired 29 times, striking the 45-year-old Kato 10 times.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office says evidence showed that Kato pointed a loaded 9-mm handgun at responding officers when confronted in his car following a pharmacy robbery.

It says officers were able to track him down because one of the prescription bottles taken in the robbery included a GPS tracking device.

Police installed tracking technology in pharmacies in 2013 after a spate of high-profile crimes associated with the thriving black market for oxycodone and other prescription drugs.


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