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Grand Jury Clears Mississippi officers in fatal shooting

BILOXI, Miss. – A grand jury has ruled that three Mississippi police officers were justified in the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Wesley Sheppard.

The Biloxi man was holding a BB gun when he was killed by police officers back in March. Sheppard had shot out a window of a car of which had children inside and was refusing to drop his weapon.

It was only after he was killed that police realized he was, in-fact,carrying a BB gun.Witness agreed with police officers saying that the weapon did look like a rifle.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations was called in to investigate.

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