Fayetteville officer cleared in shooting

January 22, 2011 5:55:45 PM PST
A police officer who shot and wounded a man here in August has been cleared in the incident.Officer David West was returned to regular patrol duties on December 13, after then District Attorney Ed Grannis found he acted properly when he shot Jamaal Johnson around 11 p.m. on August 23, 2010.

Johnson is alleged to have fired at the officer after being pulled over on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle.

That's when police say the officer fired back.

The State Bureau of Investigation probed the incident while the officer was on administrative leave, which is standard in officer-involved shootings.

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