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Berks County officer won't be charged in road-rage case

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 3, 2014 5:24 AM
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(Reading) -- A Berks County prosecutor says no charges will be filed against an off-duty police officer who shot another man following a confrontation with several people in what officials called a road-rage incident.

District Attorney John Adams says the officer's use of force last month was justified since he was "being attacked at least by two individuals and maybe a third.''

Police said three men got out of a car and began scuffling with the off-duty officer after a minor traffic accident June 17 in Ontelaunee Township.

He drew his personal weapon and shot one of the men, who was taken to the hospital but has since been released.

Prosecutors said two other men are facing charges of simple assault and other counts.

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