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Statesboro police, code enforcement officers cleared in fatal shooting
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Officers with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation survey the scene of an officer-involved shooting on Rackley Street on Oct. 28. A Statesboro police officer and code enforcement officer who fired after being shot at by resident George Pryor have been cleared of any wrongdoing, with a Bulloch County grand jury ruling the use of deadly force was justified. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/file
Police and code enforcement officers who returned fire when a man shot at them in October have been cleared of any wrongdoing, and the case has been closed. George Arthur Pryor, 61, of Rackley Street, was killed Oct. 28 when he fired a 12-gauge shotgun at officers responding to a civil matter. A Bulloch County grand jury "no-billed" the case May 6, clearing Statesboro Code Enforcement Officer Eric Short and Statesboro police Lt. Anthony Gore of any wrongdoing, according to information from the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office.
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