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Prosecutor: Boise police shooting of man justified

A prosecutor has ruled that Boise Police officers were justified when they wounded a Meridian man during a parking lot confrontation last fall.

KTVB reports that Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs announced the decision Thursday, five months after 22-year-old Dakota Morris was shot.

Boise Police said at the time that officers were responding to a report of two people acting “suspiciously” inside a Jack in the Box.

Pollice say when officers arrived at the fast-food restaurant Morris fled, prompting a chase through parking lots and behind businesses.

Police say Morris brandished a fire arm and was shot. He sustained non-life threatening injuries.

He was arrested on felony charges of assault on a law enforcement officer, use of a deadly weapon in commission of a felony, unlawful possession of a firearm and failure to appear. He has pleaded not guilty.

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