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No charges over police shooting of sword-wielding man

GRANDVIEW, Mo. — No charges will be filed over the deadly police shooting of a sword-wielding suburban Kansas City man.

The Kansas City Star reports that prosecutors found that the officer who killed 60-year-old Larry San Nicolas acted out of reasonable fear. The shooting happened in July after police in Grandview received a 911 call. San Nicolas was suffering a manic diabetic reaction, and his family wanted him subdued so he could get medical assistance.

But authorities say San Nicolas ignored the officers’ commands to stay back and kept walking toward them with two large swords, even after being hit with bean-bag rounds. The officer who fatally shot San Nicolas can be heard muttering, “God please, no, no, no,” before opening fire.

His wife, Jessie San Nicolas, described the shooting as “a nightmare.”

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