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Durham Police Officer Cleared In Fatal Shooting

Posted November 3, 2004

— The Durham District Attorney's Office will not pursue charges against a police officer who shot and killed a 15-year-old back in July.

Officers said Tony Rochelle shot at Officer John McDonough. McDonough later fired back, killing Rochelle.

District Attorney Jim Hardin said the officer used reasonable force in what he thought was a life-threatening situation.

Hardin also recommended the State Bureau of Investigation take no further action against McDonough.

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