The Benton County Prosecutor’s Office has said a Benton County Sheriff’s deputy’s use of lethal force was justified in a July shooting in Kennewick.
A report issued Wednesday said the shooting was justified due to a perceived threat of serious injury or death to himself or other officers.
Robert Bevel, 56, was shot twice during a domestic violence-related call at a Kennewick home.
Deputy Scott Surplus shot Bevel in the shoulder and Cmdr. Jon Law wounded him with a nonlethal round, said investigators.
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Police say Bevel walked out of his trailer about 7 p.m. armed with a handgun and refused to listen to repeated commands to drop the weapon. Police had responded over the weekend to three calls at the West 26th Avenue home.
The Tri-City Special Investigations Unit of officers from other Tri-City law enforcement agencies investigated the shooting.