Lake Havasu City officers cleared in fatal shooting

September 21, 2018

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — Three Lake Havasu City police officers have been cleared in the fatal shooting of a man earlier this year.

The announcement Thursday by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office ends the investigation into the death of 56-year-old Brent Bowdon.

Today’s News-Herald reports the three officers — Earl Chalfant, Camaron Hollis and Angus McCabe — had been placed on paid administrative leave following the July 25 shooting. They returned to duty in early August.

Authorities say Bowdon advanced on officers with one hand behind his back and ignored commands to stop. He was shot 10 times.

An investigation by the Kingman Police Department found Bowdon was unarmed but that he might have provoked the use of deadly force.

Bowden was involved in the business, mining and firefighting communities in Patagonia.

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