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Sep 12, 2:36 PM EDT

Fatal shooting in Little Rock's River Market found justified


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Prosecutors say two central Arkansas police officers who fatally shot a man in Little Rock's downtown entertainment district won't face criminal charges.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that officers Brian Osmundson and Samuel Hill have been cleared in the March 26 death of 54-year-old Michael Hornibrook.

Hornibrook was fatally shot by police near a downtown bar in the city's River Market district. Pulaski County Chief Deputy Prosecutor John Johnson said Monday that prosecutors found the use of deadly force justified, but he declined to discuss the specifics of the case.

Authorities said previously that Hornibrook pointed a handgun at the officers before they opened fire on him.

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