Prosecutor: police justified in fatal shooting of suspect

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Prosecutors say Charlottesville police were justified in the fatal shooting of a suspect fleeing from a sex assault on a 72-year-old woman.
The Daily Progress reports that the Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office released its findings Friday evening.
The report found 32-year-old J.C. Hawkins of Charlottesville twice pointed a gun at officers during a foot chase in which Hawkins waded into the Rivanna River while shouting "Kill me!"
The report also found that Hawkins told his 72-year-old victim he was going to have sex one more time before being killed by police.
The shooting occurred Oct. 13, when police responded to a 911 call from the victim and saw Hawkins, who fit the victim's description.

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