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State police: Cops justified in fatal shooting at Pa. Wal-Mart

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 15, 2015 1:47 AM
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(East Stroudsburg) -- Investigators say officers were justified in the fatal shooting of a man who they say was threatening customers at a northeastern Pennsylvania Wal-Mart.

State police made the announcement  after investigating the incident and talking with the Monroe County District Attorney's Office.

Twenty-year-old Andrew Joseph Todd was shot and killed Saturday night in the East Stroudsburg store after police say he refused officers' orders to drop a weapon. 

Police say about 100 people were in the store when Todd began threatening customers.

Investigators say the Mount Bethel man was armed with two guns and a machete.

Officers say Todd then pointed a gun at officers, who shot him in the chest.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital.  

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