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Oct 8, 2016 7:10 PM

Police killing of unarmed Vermont man justified

The Associated Press

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Prosecutors in Vermont say the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a sheriff's deputy was justified.

State police say Franklin County Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Palmier shot 29-year-old Jesse Beshaw six times and grazed him with a seventh shot on Sept. 16 in Winooski after Beshaw advanced on him with his hand concealed.

Chittenden County prosecutors said Thursday that Beshaw was known to carry a gun and told the deputy he would pull out a gun. Prosecutors also said Beshaw kept his right hand concealed at his waist, and ignored commands to show his hands, stop and step back when he was advancing toward Palmier.

Video footage caught by police body cameras was released to reporters Thursday, but prosecutors didn't play it at their news conference.

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