- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say the 2013 shooting death of a former boxer and bodyguard for Sylvester Stallone by Ventura County police officers was justified.

Michael De Luca was killed in September 2013 by two Port Hueneme (Wye-NEE’-mee) officers responding to a report of a traffic collision in a beach parking lot.

The District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday in a report that 53-year-old Michael De Luca was not complying with officers’ orders to stay in his vehicle, and both officers said he seemed impaired.

The report says the 53-year-old De Luca announced he had a weapon and pointed his hand like a gun toward the officers while on the ground in the dark.

No gun was found.

The Ventura County Star reports (https://bit.ly/1Jy2zh5 ) prosecutors said De Luca had attempted suicide in the past.


Information from: Ventura County Star, https://venturacountystar.com

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