July 4, 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A coroner's jury took less than 15 minutes yesterday to find that an eight-year Las Vegas police veteran was justified in the fatal shooting of a 53-year-old stalking suspect.
Officer Oscar Fulton told the jury Javier Escamilla pointed a gun at him. Fulton shot Escamilla twice on May 5th at Jones Boulevard and Alta Drive after Escamilla crashed into another vehicle while fleeing police.
Escamilla's family denounced the jury's ruling.
During the inquest, Fulton testified that he and a rookie officer went to Escamilla's ex-girlfriend's house on a report that he was lurking around the home.
The ex-girlfriend had received a temporary restraining order
She testified at the inquest that Escamilla broke the restraining order several times and threatened to kill her.
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