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Prosecutor: Norfolk police shooting justified

Sunday - 9/8/2013, 2:50pm  ET

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Norfolk's prosecutor says the fatal police shooting of a man at bank was justified.

Media outlets report that Commonwealth's Attorney Greg Underwood sent a letter Friday to Police Chief Mike Goldsmith announcing his office's findings.

Underwood says Officer Matthew Watson was justified when he shot and killed 22-year-old Joshua "Omar" Johnson after Johnson put his car in reverse and the vehicle hit Watson's partner.

The officers were responding to a report that someone tried to pass a bad check at a bank in the Ghent neighborhood.

The shooting occurred on May 20.

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