- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - A jury has cleared a Butte police officer of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a man who authorities say pulled a gun on the officer as he responded to a domestic disturbance.

The Montana Standard reports (https://bit.ly/2jXkUy3 ) that the jury’s decision Tuesday was part of a coroner’s inquest into last year’s death of 36-year-old Peter Grandpre.

Lt. John O’Brien testified he shot Grandpre after responding to a call from Grandpre’s wife that her husband was drunk, throwing objects around the house and had two guns. Two children, ages 4 and 6, also were in the home.

O’Brien had been wearing a body camera at the time. After watching the video of the June shooting, Butte-Silver Bow County Sheriff Ed Lester had said the officer acted appropriately.


Information from: The Montana Standard, https://www.mtstandard.com

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