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Coroner Rules In Crawford County Shooting

(Crawford County) A coroner’s inquest has found the fatal shooting of a Black man by his white neighbor was justified last November.

The coroner’s inquest jury in Crawford County was convened to examine the death of 28-year-old Justin King.

Tuesday’s finding backs the results of the initial police investigation.

Missouri N-A-A-C-P President Nimrod Chapel Junior was in the crowd that rallied outside the courthouse before the hearing and questioned afterward if all the evidence was presented.

Investigators had said King tried to force his way into the neighbor’s mobile home in eastern Missouri and was shot.

The neighbor’s name hasn’t been released.


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