Lewis County prosecutor justifies fatal shooting

  • Mon Nov 26th, 2012 2:07pm
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Associated Press

CHEHALIS — The Lewis County prosecutor’s office says a sheriff’s deputy was justified in using lethal force Nov. 1 when he killed a Napavine man who was apparently suicidal.

The Chronicle reported that Deputy Matt Wallace shot 64-year-old Gregory S. Kaufman when he refused commands to drop a knife and lunged at the deputy.