BIA officer cleared in Ute Mountain Ute man's fatal shooting

A Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer has been cleared in the fatal shooting of a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado.

U.S. Attorney John Walsh determined that Lt. Joseph Keel was justified in shooting Spencer Posey in May 2011. Posey threatened Keel's life and came at him with a hatchet.

Posey, 34, was shot once in the chest.

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