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D.A. Investigation Finds Officer Was Justified in Last November's Officer Involved Shooting Death


31 year old Tyler Keinonen was killed when he refused to drop what the officer thought was a gun.  It turns out it wasn't.

 

D.A. Patrick Flaherty says they don't know what Keinonen had in his hand, but officer Erick Supplee thought his lire was in danger.

 

"Officer Supplee was clearly justified.  He had a reasonable belief he was about to be shot and he's justified in suing deadly physical force in order to defend his life."

 

Keinonen was killed on November 22nd at a home on N.E. Jackdaw DRiver in Bend.

 

Police were responding to reports of a burglary at the home and this same home was raided for drugs, guns and theft earlier that same day.

 

The victim had been arrested in recent months for drugs and burglary.


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