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DA: De Pere police justified in shooting man

DE PERE, Wis. (AP) — An investigation has cleared De Pere police officers who shot and killed a man who threatened them with a gun.

Brown County District Attorney John Zakowski said the officers repeatedly ordered Daniel LeCleir to drop his gun before fatally shooting him outside his town house on March 1.

Officers had gone to LeCleir’s town house after getting reports that he was armed and suicidal.

Police Chief Derek Beiderwieden said Wednesday that officers fired 15 rounds at LeCleir, striking him four times, after he pointed a gun at an officer.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that LeCleir had anti-depressants in his system, and a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit at the time of the shooting.

Information from: Green Bay Press-Gazette, http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com

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