4 North Carolina officers cleared in 2015 fatal shooting

Friday, July 29, 2016



ARCHDALE, N.C. (AP) — An investigation has cleared four North Carolina police officers involved in the 2015 fatal shooting of a man.


Randolph County District Attorney Garland Yates said in a news release Thursday that officers Tim Coats, Andrew Lanier, Zach Trotter and John Antignano were cleared in the shooting death of 53-year-old Bobby T. Norris of Archdale.

According to a North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation report, the officers shot Norris nine times on Aug. 23, 2015, after he pointed a shotgun at them. The incident occurred after police responded to a domestic dispute. Norris died from his wounds at the scene.


Yates says that the officers were presented with an imminent threat of death or serious injury. Yates called the officers' actions lawful, justified and proper.


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