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Cushing Officer Cleared In Shooting Death Of Armed Suspect

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The incident happened at about 3 a.m. on Sunday, August, 30 at a home in the 500 block of S. Little in Cushing. According to authorities, officers responded to the report of an unwanted person at the property. The incident happened at about 3 a.m. on Sunday, August, 30 at a home in the 500 block of S. Little in Cushing. According to authorities, officers responded to the report of an unwanted person at the property.
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A Cushing, Oklahoma, police officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of an armed suspect who threatened several bystanders.

The incident happened at about 3 a.m. on Sunday, August 30 at a home in the 500 block of S. Little in Cushing. According to authorities, officers responded to the report of an unwanted person at the property.

8/31/2015 Related Story: OSBI Identifies Armed Suspect Shot, Killed By Officer In Cushing

When officers arrived, they said the suspect, later identified as 20-year-old Shawn Allen Hall of Ripley, pulled out a handgun and pointed it at several bystanders at the scene.

Officers said they told Hall multiple times to drop his weapon, but he refused and continued to threaten the bystanders. That’s when MSgt. Justin Sappington fired one shot , striking Hall in the head. Hall was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, Hall had two guns in his possession. Both guns had fully-loaded magazines and chambered rounds. All witness statements supported the actions of the police officers.

The District Attorney’s office said on Monday, September 21, that the use of deadly force by MSgt. Sappington was justified and appropriate under the law and the facts, and no charges or action by the DA’s office are warranted.

Read the complete statement from the DA’s office here. 

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