Grand jury rules 2 officer-involved shootings as justified - KMOV.com

Grand jury rules 2 officer-involved shootings as justified

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GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- A grand jury has ruled two officer-involved shootings in Granite City as justified.

The first case stemmed from a July 2 shooting at an Easy Stop gas station. Officers say Stephen Minch, 45, pointed a loaded gun at them and refused to put it down. Officers then opened fire and killed Minch.

The second shooting occurred in August when an officer shot 52-year-old Thomas Noser. Police say Noser was reportedly armed with a knife and attacked several family members. Noser was not killed in the shooting.

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