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DA: Accidental Oxnard police killing was justified

 

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OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — No charges will be filed against Oxnard police officers involved in the accidental killing of a 21-year-old man two years ago.

Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten said Wednesday that the officers used justifiable force in the fatal shooting of Alfonso Limon Jr.

Police admitted they mistakenly fired on Limon, an innocent bystander, because they believed he was a suspect during a shootout that followed a traffic stop.

Limon's family said he was jogging when he was caught in crossfire in October 2012.

The Ventura County Star reports Totten released a 132-page report detailing the incident.

Limon's sister, Rebecca Limon, said her family was upset but not surprised that no criminal charges were filed.

The city of Oxnard will pay $6.7 million to settle a lawsuit over the shooting.

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