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Madison police clear 3 officers in deadly shooting

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Madison Police Department has cleared three officers in a deadly officer-involved shooting last October.

The department says the three officers acted in compliance with its procedures on use of deadly force and deescalation in the shooting death of 63-year-old Dean Thomas outside an apartment building Oct. 27.

The announcement followed the decision by prosecutors in December not to charge the officers.

At the time of the shooting, police said Thomas was armed with a handgun and ignored multiple orders to drop his weapon, firing at least once at the officers.

At least one officer fired back, hitting Thomas.

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