Investigation by independent body clears police officer in shooting

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TRURO, N.S. - Nova Scotia's Serious Incident Response Team has concluded there is no grounds to consider criminal charges against a Truro police officer who shot a suspect during a home invasion.

Director Ron MacDonald issued a statement Friday saying the team's investigation included analysis of forensic evidence and interviews with medical personnel, police officers and 15 civilian witnesses.

The report says two people — one armed with a gun — broke into a residence in Truro on May 17 and confronted a resident.

However, a second resident hiding upstairs managed to call police.

MacDonald's report says the armed suspect was spotted by police and given several verbal commands to stop and drop the weapon, which he ignored.

The report says the armed suspect was shot twice by an officer as he started to turn toward the officer with the gun in hand.

The suspect has recovered from his injuries and was sentenced in July to seven years in prison for the home invasion.

Geographic location: TRURO, Nova Scotia

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