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Fatal Shooting Of Man By Police In Santa Barbara County Ruled to Be Justified

Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:28am

A just completed investigation by the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office says police were justified in fatally shooting a Lompoc man who wounded two women, and was threatening officers.

Lompoc Police were called to a home on the 200 block of South I Street on June 4th, by a report of shots fired.

They found that Lawrence Kitchen had wounded two women in a dispute over parking. The first two arriving officers say that Kitchen didn’t respond to orders for him to drop his weapon, and that when he pointed a gun at them, they opened fire, fatally wounded him.

Both women survived their wounds

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