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St. Paul Cops Cleared In Man’s Shooting Death

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – Officers involved in the October 2012 shooting death of Victor Terrance Gaddy in St. Paul will not face criminal charges, a Ramsey County court decided Wednesday.

Gaddy, 41, was shot and killed by police after they say he rammed his vehicle into unmarked squad cars on Oct. 23, 2012. St. Paul police officers were called to assist in a narcotics investigation of the Minneapolis Police Department on the 300 block of Jessamine Avenue that day in St. Paul.

Gaddy tried to leave the area as officers arrived, but they blocked him, and that’s when he started ramming the unmarked squad cars. Officers ordered him to stop, and when he failed to comply with demands, officers shot and killed him. Police said they felt their lives were in jeopardy by Gaddy’s actions.

The officers involved were Edward O’Donnell, Mark Farrington, Joshua Raichert and Christopher McGuire. They have all been cleared as the court ruled their actions were justified as state law mandates.

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