Culpeper County deputy cleared in fatal shooting
CULPEPER, Va. (AP) -- An investigation has determined that the fatal shooting of a man by a Culpeper County sheriff's deputy was justified.
The Virginia State Police conducted the investigation of the April 12 incident.
Police say Deputy Patrick Cooper shot 59-year-old Harold Lee Daniels of Rapidan after Daniels pointed a gun at several deputies. The deputies were attempting to arrest Daniels after his vehicle was clocked going more than 100 mph. A deputy conducting the speed checks attempted to stop Daniels and he fled.
Culpeper County Sheriff Scott Jenkins tells The Free Lance-Star ( http://bit.ly/19QlmlR ) that he was notified of the investigation's findings on Monday.
Cooper returned to work Monday after being on paid administrative leave since the shooting.
Information from: The Free Lance-Star, http://www.fredericksburg.com/