Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case

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Associated Press

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 22 at 1:00 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities confirm a police officer on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting but wasn't indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense.

Authorities haven't said which of the two responding officers in the Wal-Mart case fired the shot killing 21-year-old John Crawford III on Aug. 5 in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek. Beavercreek city attorney Stephen McHugh says Officer Sean Williams remains on administrative leave. Sgt. David Darkow is back on the job.

McHugh said by email Thursday that Williams and Darkow aren't commenting.

A county grand jury in 2010 didn't charge Williams in the fatal shooting of an intoxicated man authorities said attacked Williams and another officer.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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