Farmington police officer found to be justified in fatal 2013 shooting

FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A report from the Hartford State’s Attorney finds a Farmington police officer was justified in fatally shooting a 43-year-old man back in 2013.

The victim, Gregory Bendas, pulled out a weapon and pointed it at police. After multiple requests, Bendas refused to drop it.

That weapon ended up being a pellet gun.

The report finds that officers believed the weapon was a real handgun. According to the report, officers were found to have acted reasonably to the situation.

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