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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Prosecutor agrees shooting justified


Last updated 6/18/2020 at 12:47pm

COLVILLE — The Stevens County prosecuting attorney is concurring with local investigators who determined the April 11 shooting death of a traveler was justified.

Prosecuting Attorney Tim Rasmussen reviewed the case and issued his findings June 11.

According to the review, Ritzville policeman Jeffrey Lane acted in good faith when he shot and killed Shaw Lee, 48, of Susanville, Calif., in the parking lot of Love’s Country Stores and Travel Stop on April 11.

“It is the finding of this office that officer Jeffrey Lane acted within the law when he shot and killed Shawn Lee. No charges will...

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