According to the statement, Thurman Blevins allegedly ignored multiple commands to show his hands, took a gun out of his pocket and turned toward the officers in the June incident. The two officers fired a total of 14 shots, with four hitting Blevins, according to authorities.

“Mr. Blevins represented a danger to the lives of” the officers, thereby making the shooting “authorized” under state law, Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman said in a statement.

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