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Farmington fatal shooting of man ruled necessary

Created: 07/14/2014 10:52 AM
By: The Associated Press

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico prosecutors have decided that a federal law enforcement officer's fatal shooting of a 26-year-old man in Farmington was reasonable.
    
The District Attorney's Office for San Juan County made the determination that deadly force was necessary in the March 12 fatal shooting of John Marszalek II by Deputy U.S. Marshal Chris Spencer.
    
According to the Daily Times, the office's report says the determination was guided by 911 calls preceding the shooting, evidence suggesting that Marszalek was trying to flee when he was shot and the proximity to two schools with classes in session.
    
The shooting followed a collision and two chases.

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