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Prosecutor: Oklahoma officers justified in fatal shooting

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ANADARKO, Okla. (AP) - Two Oklahoma police officers have been found to have been justified when they fatally shot a man in February.

Prosecutor Jason Hicks says Anadarko officers Eric Harlan and James Coker have been cleared in the Feb. 8 shooting of Henry James Hunter.

Hicks said an investigation revealed Hunter was approaching the officers with a knife in his hand and was shot three times by Harlan when he ignored an order to stop, and instead lunged toward the officers.

Harlan and Coker were investigating a disturbance call when they encountered Hunter and Hicks says the officers were aware that Hunter had assaulted law enforcement officers in the past.

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