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Deputy who fatally shot suspect cleared

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) — A Marinette County sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed an elderly suspect has been cleared by investigators.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice has closed the case into the June 8 fatal shooting of 82-year-old Ralph Slattery by Deputy Lance Lincoln. Sheriff Jerry Sauve said prosecutors don’t plan to file any charges.

Lincoln told investigators he shot Slattery after the man pointed a loaded shotgun at deputies who responded to a domestic disturbance at his home in the town of Beaver.

The Marinette EagleHerald says the DOJ’s investigation also revealed Slattery left one of his sons a phone message saying he planned to get police to kill him when they arrived at his home.

Information from: EagleHerald,

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