DA: FBI Acted Lawfully in 2012 Killing

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The district attorney in Las Vegas says two FBI agents were justified in shooting and killing a fugitive gunman last year in a confrontation outside a neighborhood casino.

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson issued a statement Monday saying he found that the unnamed agents acted reasonably and lawfully in the Aug. 2, 2012, death of Joshua Oscar Burchell.

Neither Wolfson nor the FBI identified the agents. The bureau hasn't made public the findings of a bureau investigation.

Wolfson says the 35-year-old Burchell was a suspect in a July 2012 slaying and art theft, and was sought on unrelated warrants in Las Vegas and California.

He was shot six times as he ran from a room and pointed a handgun toward officers and passers-by outside Arizona Charlie's, southeast of downtown.


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