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Officers Cleared in Shooting of Man Who Wounded State Trooper

HOPE, AR - A prosecutor has found that three law officers who fatally shot a suspect in Hempstead County were justified.

Fred Moore, 43, of Hempstead County shot State Police Special Agent Scott Clark in the right arm and shoulder with a handgun on March 12.  Clark, Hemstead County sheriff's Lieutenant Frankie McJunkins and state police Sergeant John Bishop returned fire, killing Moore.

Prosecutor Chris Thomason has written a letter to state police that the officers were in danger and had to use their weapons.  Clark, McJunkins and Bishop were investigating the murder of Donald K. McGee of Hempsead County.  That investigation is continuing, and no one has been arrested.

Clark was shot after officers obtained permission to enter a mobile home where Moore lived.  They were told by a woman there that the trailer was empty.  Moore shot the trooper after the officers entered.  Moore was killed when the officers fired back.

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