Cop who killed attacker may end up in prison

A prosecutor in Siquirres is seeing preventative detention against a Fuerza Pública officer who killed an assailant Sunday in Barra de Parismina.

The Poder Judicial said that a woman came to the police station seeking help because of domestic violence. Then a man approached with a knife in his hands. The policeman fired into the ground, but the man continued to approach in a threatening manner, said the Poder Judicial.

The police officer then fired and hit the man in the stomach. Then he fired and shot the man in the head, said the Poder Judicial. Prosecutors consider this last shot to be excessive force.

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