FAIRMONT, W.Va. -- West Virginia State Police say the fatal shooting of a suspect by a Marion County sheriff's deputy was justified.
Marion County prosecutor Pat Wilson tells media outlets that he received the State Police's final report Monday.
Wilson asked the State Police in December to review the case after an internal investigation by the sheriff's department reached the same conclusion. He said at the time that an independent review in such incidents is best.
Deputy Chris Gearde shot and killed 45-year-old Michael Ray Rosser on Aug. 31, 2011.
Deputies were responding to a report of possible shots fired and of a man running through yard when they saw Rosser walking along a road. Sheriff Joe Carpenter has said Rosser pulled pistol on the officers.