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Officers Cleared Of Blame In Shooting Death

A grand jury has found that a Harrison County deputy and a Biloxi Police officer had no choice but to shoot a man who pulled a gun on them at a traffic stop.

The shooting happened the night of April 5th when dozens of extra officers were patrolling Highway 90 as part of the spring break security plan.

Deputy Clay Daniels pulled over a pick up truck without a license tag. The passenger, Randy Dale Sullivan, 39, of Baton Rouge got out of the vehicle armed with a pistol. Sullivan ran toward deputy Daniels and then shot him.

The Grand Jury report concluded that Deputy Daniels and Biloxi Patrolman Anthony Proctor had to fire back to protect themselves and others and that both acted within the scope of their official duties and according to firearm procedures.

Randy Sullivan, a convicted felon, was shot three times and died last week.

It's standard procedure for all police shootings to be investigated and the findings presented to a grand jury.

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