Attorney rules officer-involved shooting to be justified

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(ABC 6 NEWS) – The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said a Mason City police officer was justified in shooting a man earlier in October.

The results of the investigation were sent to the Winnebago County Attorney’s Office.

The county attorney said, "Friese’s actions on October 3rd were entirely legally justified. Due to Faulk’s actions, officer Friese had no option other than to use force against Faulk.”

The case relates to the arrest of Jelani Faulk, who facing a charge of first-degree murder.

Authorities said he left a Mason City bar after he allegedly of shot and killed an Iowa man.

When ordered by officer Friese to the ground, Faulk refused and pointed a gun at him.

Faulk was shot by the office and treated at MercyOne.