Lancaster County DA to release findings in police-involved shooting

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 27, 2013 6:17 AM
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(Lancaster) -- A prosecutor is set to release his findings in the fatal shooting of a homeless man by a police officer in Lancaster earlier this month.

Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman has scheduled a news conference for tomorrow.

Investigators say the shooting happened as an officer was responding to a report of a man urinating in public.

Police say 35-year-old Gregory Stephen Bayne was shot after pulling a knife as the officer checked his identification.

Police say he was given chances to drop his weapon, but instead lunged at the officer.

After a preliminary review of surveillance video earlier this month, Stedman said the shooting appeared "entirely justified."

It was the first fatal shooting by a Lancaster officer in 10 years.

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