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Maryland State Trooper Won't be Charged in Fatal Shooting

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FREDERICK, Md. (AP)- Authorities in Maryland won't prosecute a state trooper for fatally shooting a man at a Frederick gas station.
    
In a letter released Wednesday, Frederick County State's Attorney Charlie Smith says Trooper First Class William Jansen used justifiable force in shooting 45-year-old Kevin Brunson of Baltimore on Oct. 25.
    
State police have said Jansen shot Brunson four times in a Sheetz parking lot after Brunson rammed a city police cruiser with a stolen SUV and then lunged at Jansen.
    
It isn't clear if Brunson was holding a large folding knife police found in his possession.
    
Jansen is white, and Brunson was black. Race has not been raised as a factor, but the shooting came amid a national debate about the deaths of black men at the hands of police.

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