Police Officers Cleared in Iowa Shooting

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By Rachel Begle

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A grand jury has cleared two Des Moines police officers of any wrongdoing in the July shooting death of an armed home invasion suspect.

The Des Moines Register says a grand jury convened last week found that officers Theodore Stroope and Jacob Hedlund were justified in the July 5 shooting of 57-year-old Larry Hawkins.

An investigation showed the officers fired a total of seven shots at Hawkins. Hawkins was hit by three bullets, including a fatal shot to the chest.

Police say Hawkins and another man, 52-year-old Michael Eugene Walker, broke into a home and beat the occupants, threatening them with guns. Police say the officers shot Hawkins when he refused to drop his weapon and pointed it at officers.
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