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Navajo man not guilty of car theft in Washington
A jury in Spokane, Washington, found a Navajo man not guilty of car theft on Wednesday.

Shonto Pete said he was happy the case was over. Now he is considering a civil suit against the city and the off-duty police officer who shot him in the head over the alleged car theft.

The officer, James “Jay” Olsen, has been suspended from the force. He goes to trial December 5 for first-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

Pete will be a key witness. He said he was only trying to find a ride home early hours of February 26 when Olsen shot him in the head.

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Pete not guilty of auto theft (The Spokesman Review 10/18)

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