South Dakota's attorney general and criminal investigation division have cleared a highway patrolman who fatally shot a man who told a dispatcher he wanted to kill a law enforcement officer.

Patrolman Todd Albertson fatally shot Cody Engen on Sept. 6 in the tourist town of Custer, as Engen walked toward the officer with a handgun. He ignored three orders to drop the gun. The officer fired 14 rounds from his duty-issued .223 rifle at Engen, striking him three times.

Earlier, Engen had called 911 and told a dispatcher he was drunk, had a loaded .45, and wanted to kill a law enforcement officer.

View a detailed account of the officer-involved shooting at the South Dakota Attorney General's Web site.

Source: Black Hills Pioneer.

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