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South Jersey Police Officer Vindicated In Shooting At Domestic Disturbance

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — State officials say southern New Jersey police officer acted appropriately when she shot and critically wounded a man who allegedly threatened her with a knife earlier this year.

The Division of Criminal Justice’s review concurred with the findings of the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. The investigations are standard procedure in cases where a law enforcement officer fires their weapon.

Mount Holly officer Kara McIntosh shot 20-year-old Bilal Williams during a domestic disturbance call on March 27. Authorities say McIntosh told Williams to drop two knives he was holding, but he instead threw one at McIntosh and ran toward her.

McIntosh then fired one shot, hitting Williams in the lower torso.

Williams was charged with weapons offenses and three counts of aggravated assault. He remains jailed on $200,000 bail.

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