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Police Shooting Investigation Still In Limbo

Results of an investigation into a police shooting in Grass Valley are still in limbo after six months. Nevada County District Attorney Cliff Newell says the California Department of Justice lab is just getting around to analyzing evidence for the shooting at the Bear River on Highway 174.
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The District Attorney says the slow investigation involves the limited number of lab workers for the Department of Justice and the high number of cases sent to the labor. Newell says he needs all the evidence before he can decide if any further action is warranted in the shooting involved a drug deal gone bad. The suspect was chased and stopped at the Bear River where police say he pointed a gun at a Grass Valey officer and was shot and killed May 18th.

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