- Associated Press - Friday, September 29, 2017

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - A Clark County sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at him in December has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

Clark County Prosecutor Tony Golik wrote in a review of the shooting that Deputy Steve Fox acted reasonably and lawfully when he shot and killed Paul Kolar.

The Columbian reports (https://goo.gl/iEgkMu) the review says Fox went to a Ridgefield home Dec. 18 after a woman called about a suspicious person banging on her door saying he was stuck and needed help.

Fox approached the person, identified as Kolar, and a vehicle that appeared stuck in a field.

According to the review, Fox said he saw Kolar with his hand on a holstered pistol and when Kolar brought the gun up and extended his arm, pointing it at Fox’s face, Fox drew his weapon and fired at Kolar, striking him four times.

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Information from: The Columbian, https://www.columbian.com


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