- Associated Press - Monday, June 26, 2017

SHERWOOD, Ark. (AP) - A central Arkansas police officer who shot a man during a low-speed chase has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/2sJAd4S ) reports that Sherwood officer Todd Abbott shot 26-year-old Jose Louis Burgos when responding to a domestic disturbance in December.

Police say Burgos was followed by authorities at the scene when he fled in a vehicle. Abbott reportedly fired one shot at the vehicle’s windshield, which hit Burgos in the chest.

Pulaski County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney John Johnson says his office determined the shooting was justified.

Burgos survived and was charged with felony counts of fleeing, aggravated assault and third-degree domestic battery. He negotiated a guilty plea in May and was sentenced to six years of probation.

A police spokesman says Abbott suffered minor injuries in the encounter and recently returned to duty.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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