Cedar Park police officers cleared in officer-involved shooting

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on November 8, 2012 at 4:58 PM

AUSTIN -- A grand jury concluded that five Cedar Park police officers were justified in using deadly force against a 59-year-old man while defending themselves during a shooting incident in June. 

On June 28, 2012 Cedar Park police responded to a 911 call reporting a disturbance in the home.

Upon arrival, officers Bobby Vernengo, James Quinn, Coy Brown, Kristy Britt, and Robert Harris were confronted by Charles O'Hara.

Cedar Park police said O'Hara was armed with a shotgun which he pointed at the officers. O’Hara and the officers exchanged gunfire and O’Hara was killed by the gunfire of the officers. 

No officers were injured during the exchange. 

“This was a very unfortunate incident and on behalf of the Cedar Park Police Department I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to the family of Mr. O’Hara for their loss. Our officers responded promptly to quell the disturbance. Our officers were confronted with deadly force, and they responded with deadly force. Mr. O’Hara forced the hand of our officers, and they acted in self-defense,” Cedar Park Chief of Police Henry Fluck said in a press release.

 

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