Officer shooting ruled justified

April 18, 2008 1:13:03 PM PDT
The Durham district attorney has ruled a Durham officer acted properly in the shooting death of a teenager.

The shooting happened near the Durham County Library in November following a robbery and carjacking in Raleigh. The teens had also attempted a robbery in Durham that same night.

Officer Brian Opitz shot 16-year-old Samuel Uscanga.

D.A. David Saacks ruled the shooting was justified because the suspect pointed a gun at the officer during a foot chase.


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