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DA: Officer Justified in Fatal Shooting of Knife-Wielding Man

The Middlesex district attorney's office on Wednesday released the results of its investigation

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    An Everett, Massachusetts police officer who shot and killed a man who charged at him with a knife has been cleared of wrongdoing. 

    The Middlesex district attorney's office on Wednesday released the results of its investigation into the April 21 shooting death of 48-year-old Mario Mejia-Martinez by Officer Joseph Pepicelli. 

    The report concludes that Pepicelli "was in imminent danger and apprehension of being stabbed and killed" and therefore was justified in his use of force. 

    Police responded to a 911 report of a man who was harassing pedestrians. Investigators say Mejia-Martinez drew a knife, ignored multiple commands to drop his weapon and charged the officer. 

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