NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A prosecutor in Virginia has ruled that a police officer was justified in fatally shooting an armed man who took several people hostage inside a bar last year.
The Daily Press reports Newport News Commonwealth’s Attorney Howard Gwynn issued a report after investigating the April 2017 shooting of Caleb “C.J.” Jackson Jr.
It says Jackson began acting erratically at the bar after hours, at one point taking out a pistol and waving it around. Then he fired several rounds, striking an employee.
Officers broke down the locked front door and barged in.
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The report says, Sgt. Perry A. Bartels saw Jackson face him and raise a gun to his waist. Bartels fired three shots, striking and killing Jackson.
Jackson died at the scene. The employee who was shot survived.
Information from: Daily Press, http://www.dailypress.com/