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Officers justified in shooting death of 22-year-old, prosecutor says

FORT WAYNE – The Allen County Prosecutor’s Office has cleared officers involved in a May 2 shooting that killed 22-year-old Ryan Koontz.

The office issued a statement Friday that said the officers were justified in using deadly force.

Fort Wayne police identified sergeants Shane Coleman and Daniel Ingram and officers Kenneth Jameson and Donald Lewis as being involved in the gun battle in a north-side neighborhood.

Police said Koontz came out of a garage on Weymouth Court, got into a vehicle and chased an officer up a neighboring driveway. Armed with a semiautomatic pistol, he shot indiscriminately – at officers, at houses – and refused to give up his gun, police said.

Officers converged on him in the driveway and shot him.

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